Nicholas Oresko

NJ World War II Hero Honored With US Postage StampA New Jersey soldier who had been the nation's oldest living recipient of the Medal of Honor before his death last month is among those being honored with a U.S. postage stamp.
World War II Hero Nicholas Oresko Laid To RestThose 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.
Oldest Living Medal Of Honor Recipient Nicholas Oresko Dies At 86The 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.