BAYONNE - Funeral arrangements are set this week for New Jersey Medal of Honor recipient Nicolas Oresko.

Oresko was America's oldest Medal of Honor recipient at 96 years old. The Bayonne native and World War II veteran died last Friday after undergoing surgery.

The funeral will be held on Thursday at the Anna Maria Ciccone Theater at Bergen Community College. He will then be buried at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.

News 12 New Jersey previously honored Oresko on his 96th birthday. He was presented with a special poster after a Facebook post wishing him a happy birthday garnered more than 200,000 likes and nearly 4,000 comments.