|Born||March 13, 1905|
|Died||April 28, 1943(aged 38)|
|Place of birth||Sedden, Poland|
|Place of death||Medjez El Bab, Tunisia|
|Place of burial||
North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||c. 1926 - 1943|
|Rank||Sergeant (voluntarily reduced to Private)|
|Unit||Company A, 6th Armored Infantry Regiment 1st Armored Division|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Nicholas Minue (March 13, 1905 – April 28, 1943) received the Medal of Honor for military service on behalf of the United States of America in World War II. He received this recognition for charging a group of German soldiers that had a machine-gun position near Medjez El Bab, Tunisia. He died during the charge.
Minue was born in Sedden, Poland to ethnic Ukrainian parents. He enlisted in the United States Army in Carteret, New Jersey, and after 16 years of service had reached the rank of sergeant. Wanting to served in a combat unit, he gave up his rank and went overseas with Company A, 6th Armored Infantry Regiment as a private in 1942.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Army, Company A, 6th Armored Infantry, 1st Armored Division. Place and date: Near MedjezelBab, Tunisia, April 28, 1943. Entered service at: Carteret, N.J. Birth: Sedden, Poland. G.O. No.: 24, March 25, 1944.
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.
- In early 1956, the U.S. Army christened two new 172 foot, 860 ton passenger and vehicle ferries, naming both after Medal of Honor recipients from the region. The two ferries, the Lt. Samuel S. Coursen and the Private Nicholas Minue operated in New York Harbor between Manhattan and the army post and First United States Army headquarters at Fort Jay, Governors Island. Both ferries continued in service when Governors Island became a U.S. Coast Guard base in 1966. In 1996, the Minue was declared excess as the Coast Guard closed the base. Sold to a maritime speculator, it is now in decrepit condition in dock in Staten Island New York. This ferry appeared in the TV murder mystery Mike Hammer in the episode "More Than Murder" (IMDB).
- A public elementary school is named in his honor on Post Boulevard in Carteret, New Jersey.
- One of the main roads on Contingency Operating Base Speicher, in Tikrit, Iraq, is named in his honor.
- On Fort Bliss, Texas, home of the 1st Armored Division, there is a street named for him in the division area.
- Post 7 of Ukrainian American Veterans in New York City is named after Minue.
- ↑ 
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Nicholas Minue". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8887582. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
- ↑ ""MINUE, NICHOLAS" entry". Medal of Honor recipients: World War II (M-S). United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/wwII-m-s.html. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
- ↑ "First Army Gets Two Ferryboats", New York Times, October 20, 1956
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- "Nicholas Minue". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8887582. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
- ""MINUE, NICHOLAS" entry". Medal of Honor recipients: World War II (M-S). United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/wwII-m-s.html. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
- "Nicholas Minue". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=2455. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
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