Medal of Honor
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.
The Bayonne native received the Medal of Honor from President Harry Truman on Oct. 30, 1945. While serving as an Army Master sergeant, the badly wounded Oresko single-handedly took out two enemy bunkers during the Battle of the Bulge and killed 12 German soldiers.
With his family in attendance, including his four daughters, his wife, his parents, and his brother, Detective Figoski received the city’s highest symbol of appreciation.
Sgt. Dakota Meyer’s lawyer says he doesn’t want to be a “one-person exception” to the deadline and won’t apply.
The New York Mets are saluting Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, who was recently awarded a Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama.
More than 80 survivors of the Battle of the Bulge will greet each other at the Thorne Middle School in Port Monmouth Thursday.
The mother of a Navy SEAL killed in a firefight in Afghanistan christened a warship bearing her son’s name on Saturday.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg honored the first living service member to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War.