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NJ Medal Of Honor Vet Honored With US Stamp

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Post office file photo (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Post office file photo (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey soldier who had been the nation’s oldest living recipient of the Medal of Honor before his death last month is being honored with a U.S. postage stamp.

Nicholas Oresko is featured in the new World War II Medal of Honor Forever stamp Prestige Folio being issued on Monday.

Oresko died at age 96 on Oct. 4. The Bayonne native, who lived in Cresskill, was deployed in Europe during World War II. The Army master sergeant was badly wounded as he single-handedly took out two enemy bunkers during the Battle of the Bulge in 1945.

Oresko became the nation’s oldest living Medal of Honor recipient in 2011.

The United States Postal Service is holding a ceremony in Paterson on Monday to preview the folio and honor veterans.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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