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I always liked this statue.....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 both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.

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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.

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John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the nation's highest military award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for heroism during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II. He was the only Marine enlisted man to receive both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross in World War II.

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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)

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Marine God Puller: John Basilone -- Marine Legend

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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)

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John Basilone at Marine Headquarters, September 1943 "Marine Congressional Medal of Honor Hero Platoon Sergeant John Basilone, USMC, recently visited the Marine Headquarters at Washington, DC. Pl. Sgt. Basilone's home is Raritan, NJ. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for "extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry in action above and beyond the call of duty."" Orehovic captioned the photograph "My Hero."

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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

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John Basilone - World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Known as "Manila John", he was one of the first Marines to be awarded the Medal of Honor during World War II.

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John Basilone and fellow Marines.

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