RAIDERS Gojmerac, Nicholas Joseph

Operation Barras
By William Fowler

Craig Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Gojmerac
  • FORENAME
Nicholas Joseph
  • UNIT
4th Raider Battalion (Company D)
  • RANK
Private First Class
  • NUMBER
351802
  • AWARD
Distinguished Service Cross
  • PLACE
Bairoko Harbour, New Georgia, 20th July 1943
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
KIA - See Roll of Honour
 

ROLL OF HONOUR:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/gojmerac-nicholas-joseph.58335/

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

FINDAGRAVE:

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