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Half-Staff New Jersey Flags – Honoring Nicholas Oresko

American Flags and New Jersey flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, October 10th through Thursday, October 17th in the State of New Jersey in honor of US Army Master Sergeant Nicholas Oresko. Master Sergeant Oresko was the oldest living recipient of the Medal of Honor (since January 2011). He received his Medal of Honor from President Truman in October of 1945 as a result of his actions in France in 1944. While a platoon sergeant in Company C, 302nd Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division; Oresko defeated two German bunkers while being injured but staying the course until his mission was complete. Master Sergeant Oresko passed away on October 4th at the age of ninety-six.
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