Medal of Honor recipient laid to rest

U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Chris Carbone kisses the casket containing the body of Nicholas Oresko, a New Jersey soldier who had been the nation's oldest living recipient of the Medal of Honor, during funeral services Thursday at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, N.J. Oresko died Oct. 4 at the age of 96. The Army master sergeant was badly wounded as he single-handedly took out two enemy bunkers during World War II in the Battle of the Bulge in 1945. Carbone was a close friend of Oresko.
U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Chris Carbone kisses the casket containing the body of Nicholas Oresko, a New Jersey soldier who had been the nation's oldest living recipient of the Medal of Honor, during funeral services Thursday at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, N.J. Oresko died Oct. 4 at the age of 96. The Army master sergeant was badly wounded as he single-handedly took out two enemy bunkers during World War II in the Battle of the Bulge in 1945. Carbone was a close friend of Oresko. Julio Cortez/AP Photo

U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Chris Carbone kisses the casket containing the body of Nicholas Oresko, a New Jersey soldier who had been the nation's oldest living recipient of the Medal of Honor, during funeral services Thursday at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, N.J. Oresko died Oct. 4 at the age of 96. The Army master sergeant was badly wounded as he single-handedly took out two enemy bunkers during World War II in the Battle of the Bulge in 1945. Carbone was a close friend of Oresko.

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