John Basilone - World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Known as "Manila John", he was one of the first Marines to be awarded the Medal of Honor during World War II.

John Basilone - World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Known as "Manila John", he was one of the first Marines to be awarded the Medal of Honor during World War II.

Sgt Lena Mae Basilone, USMC(WR), widow of John Basilone, prepares to christen the destroyer USS Basilone

USMC Sergeant Lena Basilone, widow of Medal of Honor recipient USMC Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone, getting ready to christen the destroyer USS Basilone December Consolidated Steel Company Shipyard, Orange, Texas.

John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.

John Basilone (November 1916 – February was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II.

Sergeant John Basilone, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Guadalcanal Campaign, Solomon Islands, World War II October 25, 1942. USS Basilone (DD-824) was named in his honor.

Sergeant John Basilone, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Guadalcanal Campaign, Solomon Islands, World War II October USS Basilone was named in his honor.

John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. Was Killed In Action on Iwo Jima.

Medal of Honor winner and one hell of a Marine: Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone.

Sgt Lena Mae (Riggi) Basilone, 1913-1999, Camp Pendleton field cook during World War II, and wife of WWII hero and Medal of Honor winner Marine Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone (1916-1945) | Women Marines Association #genealogy #military #veterans

Sgt Lena Mae (Riggi) Basilone

Sgt Lena Mae (Riggi) Basilone, Camp Pendleton field cook during World War II, and wife of WWII hero and Medal of Honor winner Marine Gunnery Sgt.

I'm Staying With My Boys : The Heroic Life of Sgt. John Basilone, Usmc (Unabridged) (CD/Spoken Word)

I'm Staying With My Boys : The Heroic Life of Sgt. John Basilone, Usmc (Unabridged) (CD/Spoken Word)

I always liked this statue.....John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.

John Basilone (November 1916 – February was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the.

This Purple Heart was posthumously issued to John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945).

This Purple Heart was posthumously issued to John Basilone (November 1916 – February

USS Basilone (DD/DDE-824) Gearing-class destroyer named for Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone, (1916-1945),Medal of Honor recipient.

USS Basilone (DD/DDE-824) Gearing-class destroyer named for Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone, (1916-1945),Medal of Honor recipient.

John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.

John Basilone (November 1916 – February was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He is my Marine hero!

John Basilone, September 1943  "Marine Congressional Medal of Honor Hero Platoon Sergeant John Basilone, USMC, recently visited the Marine Headquarters at Washington, DC. Pl. Sgt. Basilone's home is Raritan, NJ. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for "extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry in action above and beyond the call of duty.""

John Basilone, September 1943 "Marine Congressional Medal of Honor Hero Platoon Sergeant John Basilone, USMC, recently visited the Marine Headquarters at Washington, DC. Pl. Sgt. Basilone's home is Raritan, NJ. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for "extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry in action above and beyond the call of duty.""

John Basilone

John Basilone Poster

The real John Basilone - 21 May 1943 (Played by Jon Seda in the HBO series "The Pacific") The only enlisted Marine to receive Medal of Honor for heroism above and beyond the call of and the Navy Cross posthumously for extraordinary heroism in (colorized)

John Basilone - He served three years in the United States Army with duty in the Philippines before joining the Marine Corps. In 1940 he joined the Marine Corps and after attending training was sent to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Solomon Islands and eventually to Guadalcanal where he held off 3,000 Japanese troops after his 15-member unit was reduced to two men. He was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Iwo Jima, after which he was posthumously honored with the Navy Cross.

Sergeant John Basilone (not Stallone) World War II hero, by Cecil-Calbert Beall

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