United States Marine gunnery sergeant John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945), after awarding the Medal of Honor.
John Basilone is the most famous figure in the American Marine Corps of the Second World War. He is the only Marine awarded the Honorary Medal of the Congress and Navy Cross (posthumously). Medal of Honor, John Basilone received a feat during the battle for Guadalcanal.
Sergeant John Basilone also took part in the landing on Iwo Jima. On the first day of the assault, commanding a machine-gun platoon, he helped the crew of an American tank, passing it through a minefield and perished from a fragment of a mortar mine. Posthumously awarded the Sea Cross.
Sergeant John Basilone is buried in Arlington Cemetery. In his honor was named destroyer “Basilone” (USS Basilone (DD-824), launched on December 21, 1945. The image of John Basil formed the basis for the eponymous character of the series “Pacific Ocean”.