GySgt. Manila John Basilone, USMC

Posted by G8RB8R on Mar. 17, 2010

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Never heard of Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone? In one month, March 14, 2010, John will again become the household name that he once was during World War II. Not only did John win the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions on Bloody Ridge, night of Oct 24-25, 1942, defending Henderson Field, from muliple suicde Banzai charges by 3000 Japanese troops, he also won the Purple Heart, and won the Navy Cross at the battle for Iwo Jima, for his actions of February 19, 1945. The only Marine during WWII to do so.Manila JohnBasiloneMarine Corps Legend & American HeroA World War II Marine Corps hero, John Basilone was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions on Guadalcanal in October 1942. He and his men found themselves in a mismatch of epic proportions, defending their sector of the line against an elite Japanese regiment of 3,000 men. Twelve of the 15 were killed and two others wounded, but Basilone held out and fired away for three days from the only two remaining machine guns. By

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