Nicholas J. Gojmerac

World War II
Service #351802
RankPrivate First Class, U.S. Marine Corps
Entered Service From
Missouri
Date of DeathJuly 21, 1944
StatusRecovered
Memorialized Walls of the Missing
Manila American Cemetery
Taguig City, Philippines
Notes

Through the work of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the remains of Pfc. Nicholas J. Gojmerac, were accounted for in 2018. His name is permanently inscribed on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery.

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Distinguished Service Cross

The Distinguished Service Cross, established by Act of Congress on 9 July 1918 but retroactive to 6 April 1917, is awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the United States Army, distinguishes himself or herself by extraordinary heroism while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States, while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing or foreign force, or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party. The act or acts of heroism must have been so notable and have involved risk of life so extraordinary as to set the individual apart from their comrades. In precedence for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross ranks immediately behind the Medal of Honor.

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Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who after 5 April 1917 have been wounded or killed in action against an enemy of the United States or an opposing armed force, while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict, as the result of acts of enemy or hostile opposing forces, as a result of terrorist attacks or attacks on peacekeeping forces since 28 March 1973, or by friendly fire in circumstance as described above.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.
Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart