RAIDERS Gojmerac, Nicholas Joseph

Craig Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Gojmerac
  • FORENAME
Nicholas Joseph
  • UNIT
4th Raider Battalion (Company D)
  • RANK
Private First Class
  • NUMBER
351802
  • DATE OF DEATH
20th July 1943
  • AGE
29
  • GRAVESITE
Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas, USA. Section 70, Row 11, Site 1
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Kansas
born 27.06.1914, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
father Matthew Gojmerac (1885-1936)
mother Rose (nee Sachen) Gojmerac (1885-1965)
Next of kin - Mother, Mrs. Rose Gojmerac, 604 Thompson Street, Kansas City, Kansas
MIA Solomon Islands
declared dead 21.07.1944
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Tablets of the Missing.
remains recovered and identified 24.09.2018
posthumous Distinguished Service Cross
 

DATE OF DEATH:

20-Jul-1943

AWARD:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/gojmerac-nicholas-joseph.58336/

CITATION:

Distinguished Service Cross : 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.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/9055
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56779151/nicholas-joseph-gojmerac (Tablets of the Missing)

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/197477225/nicholas-joseph-gojmerac
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