Nicholas Oresko, Medal of Honor recipient
|Born||January 18, 1917|
Bayonne, New Jersey
|Died||October 4, 2013 (aged 96)|
Englewood, New Jersey
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||302nd Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Nicholas Oresko (January 18, 1917 – October 4, 2013) was a United States Army veteran and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions on 23 January 1945, during World War II.
Following the death of Barney F. Hajiro in January 2011, Oresko became the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient. Oresko lived in Cresskill, New Jersey. Bayonne School #14 was renamed in his honor in July 2010.
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- Collier, Peter (2006). Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty. New York: Workman Publishing Company. p. 204. ISBN 978-1-57965-314-9.
- Considine, Bob (May 30, 2010). "New Jerseyans observe Memorial Day through different perspectives". The Star-Ledger. Newark, New Jersey. Archived from the original on May 31, 2010.
- Hack, Charles (July 10, 2010). "New school name honors WW II recipient of medal for heroism". The Jersey Journal. Jersey City, New Jersey. Archived from the original on July 10, 2010.
- WWII Army Enlistment Records