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.

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.

Hero Of Guadalcanal: John Basilone, The Consummate US Marine In The Pacific

Hero Of Guadalcanal: John Basilone, The Consummate US Marine In The Pacific

I'm Staying with My Boys: The Heroic Life of Sgt. John Basilone, USMC

I'm Staying with My Boys: The Heroic Life of Sgt. John Basilone, USMC

Red Blood, Black Sand: Fighting Alongside John Basilone from Boot Camp to Iwo Jima

Red Blood, Black Sand: Fighting Alongside John Basilone from Boot Camp to Iwo Jima

I'm Staying with My Boys is a firsthand look inside the life of one of the greatest heroes of the Greatest Generation. Sgt. John Basilone held off 3,000 Japanese troops at Guadalcanal after his 15-mem

I'm Staying With My Boys: The Heroic Life of Sgt. John Basilone, USMC (Paperback)

I'm Staying with My Boys is a firsthand look inside the life of one of the greatest heroes of the Greatest Generation. Sgt. John Basilone held off 3,000 Japanese troops at Guadalcanal after his 15-mem

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

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

John Basilone's bond tour John Basilone and Virginia Grey

John Basilone's bond tour John Basilone and Virginia Grey

71 years ago at Iwo Jima, Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone fell in combat leading his machine gun squad. Basilone rejoined combat voluntarily after leaving the 1943 War Bond Tour. He was the only Marine in World War II to receive both the Medal of Honor and a Navy Cross. (Photos by USMC and National Archives)

71 years ago at Iwo Jima, Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone fell in combat leading his machine gun squad. Basilone rejoined combat voluntarily after leaving the 1943 War Bond Tour. He was the only Marine in World War II to receive both the Medal of Honor and a Navy Cross. (Photos by USMC and National Archives)

In the Pitch-Black Jungle of Guadalcanal, Marine John Basilone Would Decimate an Entire Japanese Regiment - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/pitch-black-jungle-guadalcanal-marine-john-basilone-decimate-entire-japanese-regiment.html

In the Pitch-Black Jungle of Guadalcanal, Marine John Basilone Would Decimate an Entire Japanese Regiment - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/pitch-black-jungle-guadalcanal-marine-john-basilone-decimate-entire-japanese-regiment.html

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