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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.

An annual dinner to honor GYSGT. John Basilone is being held at the Raritan Valley Country Club on Saturday, September 21, 2019.  Event will begin at 6:00 pm.  This year’s honoree will be announced in the summer.

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