They come from all over to honor medal of honor, navy cross, purple heart, recipient marine gunnery sergeant john basilone: the only enlisted man with a moh to go back into war that choice required going to camp pendleton first. Gunnery sgt john basilone received the medal of honor for heroism during the battle of the guadalcanal in world war two basilone later also earned the navy cross award for his bravery on iwo jima thereby becoming the only enlisted marine to receive both the medal of honor and the navy cross in wwii. Basilone, by then a gunnery sergeant, returned to combat as a member of the 1st battalion 27th marine regiment, 5th marine division, in the bloodiest battle in marine corps history, on the island of iwo jima. When gunnery sergeant john basilone voluntarily returned to the pacific war it would be on the sands of iwo jima 19, february, 1945 at the head of another machine gun squad, he would drive hundreds of frightened raw troops off the beaches toward their assigned objectives.
Raritan, nj - usmc gunnery sgt john basilone, a local hero and true american hero, will be honored by the us postal service with the naming of the raritan post office in his honor, 73 years. Gunnery sergeant john basilone was a medal of honor recipient and a true american hero the medal of honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the united states government. Thank you for visiting the gunnery sergeant john basilone award for courage and commitment the original purpose for the site was to help procure a united states postage stamp honoring gysgt john basilone while supporting the chesty puller stamp campaign. Recipients is requested by the sergeant major of the marine corps from his senior ncos the sergeant major of the marine corps then picks a recipient from the list of nominees the sergeant major's office then notifies the basilone award committee and the award.
Gunnery sergeant john basilone (4 november 1916 - 19 february 1945) was a us marine 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, navy cross and the purple heart. John basilone (november 4, 1916 - february 19, 1945) was a united states marine corps gunnery sergeant who was killed in action during world war iihe received the medal of honor for heroism above and beyond the call of duty during the battle for henderson field in the guadalcanal campaign, and the navy cross posthumously for extraordinary heroism during the battle of iwo jima. John was born into a big italian family and grew up in raritan, a small town in new jersey he was the sixth of 10 children born to dora and salvatore basilone, who had come over from naples in 1903. Raritan, nj — the annual john basilone celebration and parade will be held on sunday to honor the valor and heroism of world war ii united states marine corps gunnery sgt john basilone of raritan.
Gunnery sergeant manila john basilone was the only enlisted marine in world war ii to receive the purple heart, the navy cross and the medal of honor john basilone was a hero in the truest sense of the word, said representative bill pascrell jr. Gunnery sergeant john basilone died on february 19 th, 1945 on the volcanic rock of iwo jima for his actions that day, this medal of honor recipient was awarded the navy cross for his actions that day, this medal of honor recipient was awarded the navy cross. The basilone bowl is a football game held to honor one of the marine corps greatest heroes, gunnery sgt john basilone, a recipient of the medal of honor and the navy cross.
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. The uss basilone served well during its time in the fleet, but it was the fighting efforts of gunnery sergeant manila john basilone who started the legendary naval/marine corps history of the name basilone. John basilone by duane a vachon - it seemed appropriate that the first hero of 2011 should be the man who was awarded the first medal of honor in the second world war basilone was born and raised in raritan, a small town in new jersey.
Today, a stretch of interstate 5 in north san diego county is known as the gunnery sergeant john basilone memorial highway nearby, basilone road winds from the freeway south of san clemente to the north entrance of camp pendleton. Marine gunnery sgt john canley, who has received a recommendation from congress to receive a medal of honor for his actions in the battle of hue city in 1968 a john basilone or a john canley. Gunnery sgt john basilone was born to be a united states marine ask any past or present marine about the legendary new jersey native and they'll be able to rattle off facts in the same story. Hero: john basilone, played by jon seda, is remembered by a comrade as a wiser (david james / hbo ) william lansford, a marine and angeleno, also fought that day in iwo jima and recalls his friendship with the famous marine gunnery sergeant and his last day.