Battle of the Bulge
Those who eulogized Oresko spoke about his humility, his infectious smile, the way he could clear a dance floor, his signature bow tie and his hatred of broccoli.
Eugene Gagliardi, 87, enlisted in the Army at the age of 17. Some seven decades later he was recognized for his actions during the Battle of the Bulge.
More than 80 survivors of the Battle of the Bulge will greet each other at the Thorne Middle School in Port Monmouth Thursday.