Monday, May 14, 2012

Medal of Honor Monday: Nicholas Minue

"For distinguishing himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the loss of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action with the enemy on 28 April 1943, in the vicinity of Medjezel Bab, Tunisia.  When the advance of the assault elements of Company A was held up by flanking fire from an enemy machine gun nest, Pvt. Minue voluntarily, alone, and unhesitatingly, with complete disregard of his own welfare, charged the enemy entrenched position with fixed bayonet. Pvt. Minue assaulted the enemy under a withering machine gun and rifle fire, killing approximately 10 enemy machine gunners and riflemen.  After completely destroying this position, Pvt. Minue continued forward, routing enemy riflemen from dugout positions until he was fatally wounded.  The courage, fearlessness and aggressiveness displayed by Pvt. Minue in the face of inevitable death was unquestionably the factor that gave his company the offensive spirit that was necessary for advancing and driving the enemy from the entire sector." 

From Pvt. Minue's Medal of Honor citation, awarded on March 25, 1944.
May you be at peace,
Brian & Mel 

Private Nicholas Minue ferryboat

Private Nicholas Minue Elementary School, Carteret, New Jersey.
Pvt. Nicholas Minue UAV Post 7, New York City, New York.
Pvt. Nicholas Minue VFW Star Landing Post 2314, Carteret, New Jersey.

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