The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Private, U.S. Army, Company
A, 6th Armored Infantry, 1st Armored Division. Place and Date Near MedjezelBab,
Tunisia, 28 April 1943. Entered Service at: Carteret, N.J. Birth: Sedden,
Poland. G.O. No.: 24, 25 March 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.