John Basilone

John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant who was killed in action during World War II. He 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. He was the only enlisted Marine to receive both of these decorations in World War II. --Wikipedia


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