John Basilone

Basilone, John (1916-1945), was a rifleman in the United States Marine Corps during World War II (1939-1945). In 1942, Basilone was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Guadalcanal. The medal is the highest military decoration awarded by the U.S. government. In 1945, Basilone was posthumously (after death) awarded the Navy Cross, the Navy and Marine Corps’ second highest award for valor, for his actions during the Battle of Iwo Jima. Basilone was the only Marine to win both medals during the war. - World Book Student

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Raritan Library Archives
This project was funded by the Marine Corps Detachment 1284 and organized and entered on the web by Bruce Doorly.

Earned Medals
Basilone Memorial Foundation
Sgt. John Basilone Foundation
Basilone Parade
Women Marines Association

John Basilone Media Gallery

Honor Room

Honor Room - Somerset -Messenger Gazette, Sept. 19, 20, 1990

Parade history

Parade history - Somerset -Messenger Gazette, Sept. 19, 20, 1990 

Returning Hero

Returning Hero 1944 - Somerset -Messenger Gazette, Sept. 19, 20, 1990

US Postal Stamp

US Postal Stamp - Somerset Messenger-Gazzette, Nov. 19, 2005