Nicholas Minue

Nicholas Minue

Birth
Poland
Death 29 Apr 1943 (aged 38)
Tunisia
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Section E, Line 8. Grave 4
Memorial ID 8887582 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Sedden in Poland, he emigrated to Carteret, New Jersey. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Private in Company A, 6th Armored Infantry, 1st Armored Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery ear MedjezelBab, Tunisia, on April 28. 1943. His citation reads "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 MedjezelBab, Tunisia. When the advance of the assault elements of Company A was held up by flanking fire from an enemy machinegun 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 machinegun and rifle fire, killing approximately 10 enemy machinegunners 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". His Medal was posthumously awarded to him on March 25, 1944.

Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine


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PVT 6 INF 1 ARMD INF
NEW JERSEY
MEDAL OF HONOR


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  • Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
  • Added: 7 Jun 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8887582
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nicholas Minue (13 Mar 1905–29 Apr 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8887582, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .