Marine God Puller: John Basilone -- Marine Legend

If you have been watching HBO's The Pacific then you have heard of John Basilone by now. He is one of the main characters on the show and .

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 at Marine Headquarters, 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."" Orehovic captioned the photograph "My Hero."

John Basilone at Marine Headquarters, 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."" Orehovic captioned the photograph "My 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.""

Platoon Sergeant John Basilone and Corporal Margaret Beenworth at a US Marine Corps Headquarters office, Washington DC, United States, September 1943. http://wrhstol.com/2yxcYvD

Platoon Sergeant John Basilone and Corporal Margaret Beenworth at a US Marine Corps Headquarters office, Washington DC, United States, September 1943. http://wrhstol.com/2yxcYvD

Sgt Lena Mae Basilone, USMC(WR) 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 - Google Search

John Basilone, 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's bond tour John Basilone and Virginia Grey

John Basilone's bond tour John Basilone and Virginia Grey

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John Basilone biography - info, photos and video about this American war hero. Find out about 'Manila John', the hero of the Pacific.

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After his 3 year stint in the Army ended in John returned home to Raritan, but after a couple years, he found .

"Manila John" Basilone earned the Medal of Honor on Guadalcanal. He returned to the Pacific nearly two years later to land with his men on Iwo Jima.

“Manila John” Basilone: Marine Hero of Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima

John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the nation's highest military award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for heroism during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II. He was the only Marine enlisted man to receive both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross in World War II.

John Basilone Marine and Medal of Honor recipient for heroic actions on Guadalcanal, the Pacific arena, WWII.

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Raritan honoring hometown World War II hero John Basilone

The annual parade honoring John Basilone "the only enlisted Marine to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross" is in Raritan at 1 this Sunday with Grand Marshall Herb Patullo a dedicated former Naval serviceman Bound Brook-Raritan community member and parade committee member for 36 years who attended the first parade where 30000 people honored John Basilone. Our family friend who served in the first wave at Iwo Jima loved this parade and attended as long as he was able…

The annual parade honoring John Basilone "the only enlisted Marine to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross" is in Raritan at 1 this Sunday with Grand Marshall Herb Patullo a dedicated former Naval serviceman Bound Brook-Raritan community member and parade committee member for 36 years who attended the first parade where 30000 people honored John Basilone. Our family friend who served in the first wave at Iwo Jima loved this parade and attended as long as he was able…

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