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(NJ.com)   Can we have a R.I.P. for the country's oldest Medal of Honor recipient? He was just a Bayonne guy who was presented with the award by President Truman on Oct. 30, 1945, after he single-handedly killed 12 German soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge   (nj.com) divider line 84
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2013-10-05 05:16:54 PM  
R.I.P., soldier.
 
2013-10-05 05:43:15 PM  
Few and far between do we see men of such steel.
 
2013-10-05 06:14:26 PM  
Pussy.

j/k
 
2013-10-05 06:24:50 PM  
R.I.P.

I once saw a special on this battle, I think it was actually on the Weather Channel about how weather changed history. It was really torturous what these guys went through because they weren't dressed for it and, you know, war and all. But like 80,000 guys died in this battle. incredible.

Thank you for your service, soldier.
 
2013-10-05 07:46:14 PM  
Salute.
 
2013-10-05 08:31:27 PM  

This is a late parrot: R.I.P.

I once saw a special on this battle, I think it was actually on the Weather Channel about how weather changed history. It was really torturous what these guys went through because they weren't dressed for it and, you know, war and all. But like 80,000 guys died in this battle. incredible.

Thank you for your service, soldier.


Watch Band of Brothers sometime.

R.I.P., sir, and thank you for your service.
 
2013-10-06 08:57:41 AM  
And he only had one hand?
 
2013-10-06 08:58:47 AM  
I thought he killed the Germans at Pearl Harbor?
 
2013-10-06 08:59:35 AM  
Rest in Peace, Master Sergeant Oresko.

*salute*
 
2013-10-06 09:02:01 AM  
Medal of Honor citation for Master Sergeant  Nicholas Oresko, for actions on January 23, 1945:

M/Sgt. Oresko was a platoon leader with Company C, in an attack against strong enemy positions. Deadly automatic fire from the flanks pinned down his unit. Realizing that a machinegun in a nearby bunker must be eliminated, he swiftly worked ahead alone, braving bullets which struck about him, until close enough to throw a grenade into the German position. He rushed the bunker and, with pointblank rifle fire, killed all the hostile occupants who survived the grenade blast. Another machinegun opened up on him, knocking him down and seriously wounding him in the hip. Refusing to withdraw from the battle, he placed himself at the head of his platoon to continue the assault. As withering machinegun and rifle fire swept the area, he struck out alone in advance of his men to a second bunker. With a grenade, he crippled the dug-in machinegun defending this position and then wiped out the troops manning it with his rifle, completing his second self-imposed, 1-man attack. Although weak from loss of blood, he refused to be evacuated until assured the mission was successfully accomplished. Through quick thinking, indomitable courage, and unswerving devotion to the attack in the face of bitter resistance and while wounded, M/Sgt. Oresko killed 12 Germans, prevented a delay in the assault, and made it possible for Company C to obtain its objective with minimum casualties
 
2013-10-06 09:03:36 AM  

MatrixOutsider: I thought he killed the Germans at Pearl Harbor?


Consider a suicide attempt please.
 
2013-10-06 09:03:50 AM  
12 Germans?  WTF?  My uncle killed at least 50 Germans and they arrested him.  I mean it takes courage to get into a car and drive onto the beach and run down a bunch of German tourists sunbathing last year!!!!
 
2013-10-06 09:04:26 AM  
Were those the Germans that were tied up on Band of Brothers?
 
2013-10-06 09:06:07 AM  
news:  someone killed 12 germans.....not news:  he was american..  FARK: someone killed 12 "mericans
 
2013-10-06 09:13:26 AM  

jmr61: MatrixOutsider: I thought he killed the Germans at Pearl Harbor?

Consider a suicide attempt please.


It was a joke dude. And suggesting anyone consider suicide is about as effed up as it gets. Go see a therapist or something.
 
2013-10-06 09:17:25 AM  

jmr61: MatrixOutsider: I thought he killed the Germans at Pearl Harbor?

Consider a suicide attempt please.


Forget it, he's rolling
 
2013-10-06 09:21:45 AM  

robertus: jmr61: MatrixOutsider: I thought he killed the Germans at Pearl Harbor?

Consider a suicide attempt please.

Forget it, he's rolling


laf
 
2013-10-06 09:23:14 AM  
GodSpeed, and RIP.
 
2013-10-06 09:25:16 AM  
RIP 12 German soldiers, who were just following orders.
 
2013-10-06 09:31:41 AM  

GungFu: RIP 12 German soldiers, who were just following orders.


We did fight a clean war back then. No indiscriminate bombing. No civilians getting butchered by our side. When we marched right over and freed the Jews, that was our moral mandate.
 
2013-10-06 09:38:54 AM  

Silverstaff: Medal of Honor citation for Master Sergeant  Nicholas Oresko, for actions on January 23, 1945:

M/Sgt. Oresko was a platoon leader with Company C, in an attack against strong enemy positions. Deadly automatic fire from the flanks pinned down his unit. Realizing that a machinegun in a nearby bunker must be eliminated, he swiftly worked ahead alone, braving bullets which struck about him, until close enough to throw a grenade into the German position. He rushed the bunker and, with pointblank rifle fire, killed all the hostile occupants who survived the grenade blast. Another machinegun opened up on him, knocking him down and seriously wounding him in the hip. Refusing to withdraw from the battle, he placed himself at the head of his platoon to continue the assault. As withering machinegun and rifle fire swept the area, he struck out alone in advance of his men to a second bunker. With a grenade, he crippled the dug-in machinegun defending this position and then wiped out the troops manning it with his rifle, completing his second self-imposed, 1-man attack. Although weak from loss of blood, he refused to be evacuated until assured the mission was successfully accomplished. Through quick thinking, indomitable courage, and unswerving devotion to the attack in the face of bitter resistance and while wounded, M/Sgt. Oresko killed 12 Germans, prevented a delay in the assault, and made it possible for Company C to obtain its objective with minimum casualties


is there going to be a 2nd coffin needed for his GIANT brass balls?
 
2013-10-06 09:39:09 AM  
I'm sorry but this thread's funding has been shut down.

Post ponies.
 
2013-10-06 09:41:18 AM  
Medal of Honor? Only 12 Germans killed? The game isn't that hard, guess he was just too old to do it right.
 
2013-10-06 09:47:00 AM  
RI Honoured Peace retired M/Sgt Oresko.
Those of us who benefitted from his & others' service, please remember to thank the ones who still live!
dtr of a WW2, grdtr of a WW1, both now late
 
2013-10-06 09:48:51 AM  

jmr61: MatrixOutsider: I thought he killed the Germans at Pearl Harbor?

Consider a suicide attempt please.


not sure if stupid or just trolling
 
2013-10-06 09:49:22 AM  
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For once, a proper use of the "Hero" tag.

All joking and snarking aside, the GI Generation really were something special.

/according to the Strauss-Howe generational theory, we Millenials are supposed to be the successors to them
//really doubt if we can live up to that
 
2013-10-06 09:50:16 AM  
The linking article off of TFA http://www.northjersey.com/cresskill/Nicholas_Oresko_of_Creskill_Worl d _War_II_hero_dies_at_96.html made my day. An old man who happened to be a former war hero was fixing to die alone in a hospital until one of his friends sent out an e-mail to students at Berkeley College in Woodland Park, New Jersey. The students posted the information on Facebook and other sites, leading to an outpouring of affection from people across the country.

"They understood the type of person we were talking about and said, 'We can't let him die alone, Robitaille said, adding that people came from as far away as Maine and Maryland to visit Oresko. "He's loved throughout the Army. He's an American hero." Robitaille said Oresko continually thanked visitors. An Army unit in Afghanistan had waved a flag in Oresko's honor Tuesday and mailed it to the hospital.
 
2013-10-06 09:51:26 AM  
Whoops, meant to link to this
 
2013-10-06 09:51:57 AM  

MatrixOutsider: I thought he killed the Germans at Pearl Harbor?


HAHA, you so funny!
Bet you do better than him on MOH huh?
 
2013-10-06 09:53:14 AM  

legion_of_doo: GungFu: RIP 12 German soldiers, who were just following orders.

We did fight a clean war back then. No indiscriminate bombing. No civilians getting butchered by our side. When we marched right over and freed the Jews, that was our moral mandate.


Are you high?
 
2013-10-06 09:57:00 AM  

legion_of_doo: GungFu: RIP 12 German soldiers, who were just following orders.

We did fight a clean war back then. No indiscriminate bombing. No civilians getting butchered by our side. When we marched right over and freed the Jews, that was our moral mandate.


The term "Carpet Bombing" ring a bell?
 
2013-10-06 09:57:42 AM  
He was taken to Englewood Hospital, where he was surrounded by various veterans and current members of the military until his death on Friday.

There are a couple other stories on this that give more detail - MSgt Oresko had no family to be with him, and a veteran visiting someone else in the home found out and put the word out that this man shouldn't die alone.  Quite a few showed up, and they made sure than when he passed on, there were people around him who honored and respected him.

/damn dust
 
2013-10-06 10:02:45 AM  

legion_of_doo: GungFu: RIP 12 German soldiers, who were just following orders.

We did fight a clean war back then. No indiscriminate bombing. No civilians getting butchered by our side. When we marched right over and freed the Jews, that was our moral mandate.


The city of Dresden would like to have a word with you.
 
2013-10-06 10:08:09 AM  

Millennium: legion_of_doo: GungFu: RIP 12 German soldiers, who were just following orders.

We did fight a clean war back then. No indiscriminate bombing. No civilians getting butchered by our side. When we marched right over and freed the Jews, that was our moral mandate.

The city of Dresden would like to have a word with you.


So it goes
 
GBB
2013-10-06 10:11:12 AM  
RIP Oreck

www.heritageandyork.com

/sorry, someone had to give him full Fark honors.
 
2013-10-06 10:14:15 AM  

Millennium: legion_of_doo: GungFu: RIP 12 German soldiers, who were just following orders.

We did fight a clean war back then. No indiscriminate bombing. No civilians getting butchered by our side. When we marched right over and freed the Jews, that was our moral mandate.

The city of Dresden would like to have a word with you.


and we firebombed 67 cities in Japan. The Japs were ready to surrender after that but we went ahead and used the nukes anyway.
War is hell yo.
 
2013-10-06 10:15:02 AM  
Thank you admins for greening this - my father who lost two of his four brothers in WW2 and went on to the Korean conflict would of loved to shake this man's hand.

/buried him at a veterans cemetery a few years ago overlooking the Connecticut river that he loved so much
 
2013-10-06 10:16:29 AM  
 
2013-10-06 10:18:37 AM  

farkinlovit: news:  someone killed 12 germans.....not news:  he was american..  FARK: someone killed 12 "mericans


WTF am I reading?
 
2013-10-06 10:24:52 AM  

Hobodeluxe: Millennium: legion_of_doo: GungFu: RIP 12 German soldiers, who were just following orders.

We did fight a clean war back then. No indiscriminate bombing. No civilians getting butchered by our side. When we marched right over and freed the Jews, that was our moral mandate.

The city of Dresden would like to have a word with you.

and we firebombed 67 cities in Japan. The Japs were ready to surrender after that but we went ahead and used the nukes anyway.
War is hell yo.


Yeah, about that.

The nuclear bombings of Japan, while horrific, are pretty much the very definition of "necessary evils."
 
2013-10-06 10:31:57 AM  
Jimmy Patterson?
 
2013-10-06 10:46:05 AM  
As withering machinegun and rifle fire swept the area, he struck out alone in advance of his men to a second bunker. With a grenade, he crippled the dug-in machinegun defending this position and then wiped out the troops manning it with his rifle, completing his second self-imposed, 1-man attack.

The man lets the enemy use his own rifle against him!  He never should have received a medal for that.

:-D
 
2013-10-06 10:47:09 AM  
This article is a lie.  The oldest living Medal of Honor recipient is still alive.
 
2013-10-06 10:54:35 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com

Unimpressed by some guy killing 12 krauts
 
2013-10-06 10:57:39 AM  

Mock26: This article is a lie.  The oldest living Medal of Honor recipient is still alive.


I see what you did there...

/Well done, sir.
 
2013-10-06 11:07:20 AM  

chapman: [24.media.tumblr.com image 256x192]

Unimpressed by some guy killing 12 krauts


Disappointed that this took this long.
 
2013-10-06 11:11:36 AM  

Millennium: legion_of_doo: GungFu: RIP 12 German soldiers, who were just following orders.

We did fight a clean war back then. No indiscriminate bombing. No civilians getting butchered by our side. When we marched right over and freed the Jews, that was our moral mandate.

The city of Dresden would like to have a word with you.


I assumed legion_of_doo was being sarcastic and not utterly and vastly ignorant of history.
 
2013-10-06 11:16:14 AM  

legion_of_doo: GungFu: RIP 12 German soldiers, who were just following orders.

We did fight a clean war back then. No indiscriminate bombing. No civilians getting butchered by our side. When we marched right over and freed the Jews, that was our moral mandate.

Dresden.

 
2013-10-06 11:28:40 AM  

bigbobowski: legion_of_doo: GungFu: RIP 12 German soldiers, who were just following orders.

We did fight a clean war back then. No indiscriminate bombing. No civilians getting butchered by our side. When we marched right over and freed the Jews, that was our moral mandate.

Dresden.


Are you accusing the US of magic use during the war?
 
2013-10-06 11:33:40 AM  

Hobodeluxe: best WWII documentary ever.


This was good but it's not entirely about WWII. The World at War is better. 30+ hours of footage and interviews.

the_vegetarian_cannibal: Hobodeluxe: Millennium: legion_of_doo: GungFu: RIP 12 German soldiers, who were just following orders.

We did fight a clean war back then. No indiscriminate bombing. No civilians getting butchered by our side. When we marched right over and freed the Jews, that was our moral mandate.

The city of Dresden would like to have a word with you.

and we firebombed 67 cities in Japan. The Japs were ready to surrender after that but we went ahead and used the nukes anyway.
War is hell yo.

Yeah, about that.

The nuclear bombings of Japan, while horrific, are pretty much the very definition of "necessary evils."


War is a necessary evil, nuclear war is not. Nuclear apologists are twats.
 
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