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 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.""
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)