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PFC Nicholas Joseph Gojmerac

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PFC Nicholas Joseph Gojmerac

Birth
Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA
Death
21 Jul 1943 (aged 29)
Solomon Islands
Burial
Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Plot
Section 70, Row 11, Site 1
Memorial ID
197477225 View Source

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Private First Class Nicholas J. Gojmerac (MCSN: 351802), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company Q, FOURTH Marine Raider Battalion, in the early part of the engagement at Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, on 20 July 1943. Hearing a wounded comrade in the front lines cry out for help, Private Gojmerac, with complete self-sacrifice, crawled out to him through extremely heavy rifle, machine-gun and mortar fire, administered first aid and dragged him to safety. While removing the man, Private Gojmerac was seriously wounded. The outstanding heroism and skill displayed by Private First Class Gojmerac on this occasion reflect highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

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PFC Nicholas J. Gojmerac was listed as Missing in Action on July 20, 1943 after the United States Marine Corp Fourth Raiders assaulted a Japanese stronghold at Bairoko Harbor, New Gerogia Island, Solomon Islands. He was last seen after he crawled through heavy fire and provided medical care to a Marine, while he was also mortally wounded. The Secretary of the Navy gave PFC Gojmerac a presumed date of death of July 21, 1943. His remains were recovered from an isolated burial in Enogai Inlet, New Georgia, Solomon Islands. After 75 years on September 24, 2018 PFC Nicholas J. Gojmerac was positively identified. His remains were disinterred from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii to be prepared to be returned home to Kansas City, KS.
Nicholas was born June 27, 1914 in Kansas City, KS to Matt and Rose Gojmerac. He predeceased his mother; sisters, Katherine Fabac, Rose Jaksa, Mary Moeller and Ann Rozich; a brother, Michael. Nicholas’ father preceded him in death. Nicholas has several nieces and nephews in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Interment with full military honors will be 2:30 pm, Friday, April 12th at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

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Also remembered in Manila American Cemetery and Memorial.

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Private First Class Nicholas J. Gojmerac (MCSN: 351802), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company Q, FOURTH Marine Raider Battalion, in the early part of the engagement at Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, on 20 July 1943. Hearing a wounded comrade in the front lines cry out for help, Private Gojmerac, with complete self-sacrifice, crawled out to him through extremely heavy rifle, machine-gun and mortar fire, administered first aid and dragged him to safety. While removing the man, Private Gojmerac was seriously wounded. The outstanding heroism and skill displayed by Private First Class Gojmerac on this occasion reflect highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Provided by BarryC #47806468
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PFC Nicholas J. Gojmerac was listed as Missing in Action on July 20, 1943 after the United States Marine Corp Fourth Raiders assaulted a Japanese stronghold at Bairoko Harbor, New Gerogia Island, Solomon Islands. He was last seen after he crawled through heavy fire and provided medical care to a Marine, while he was also mortally wounded. The Secretary of the Navy gave PFC Gojmerac a presumed date of death of July 21, 1943. His remains were recovered from an isolated burial in Enogai Inlet, New Georgia, Solomon Islands. After 75 years on September 24, 2018 PFC Nicholas J. Gojmerac was positively identified. His remains were disinterred from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii to be prepared to be returned home to Kansas City, KS.
Nicholas was born June 27, 1914 in Kansas City, KS to Matt and Rose Gojmerac. He predeceased his mother; sisters, Katherine Fabac, Rose Jaksa, Mary Moeller and Ann Rozich; a brother, Michael. Nicholas’ father preceded him in death. Nicholas has several nieces and nephews in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Interment with full military honors will be 2:30 pm, Friday, April 12th at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

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Also remembered in Manila American Cemetery and Memorial.


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