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John Basilone

Sea Corps Gunnery Sergeant who earned the Medal of Honor for his bravery in Guadalcanal. He defended Henderson Field in Guadalcanal, where his 15-guy unit kept off an foe attack of almost 3,000 Japanese troops for two times. He was wiped out in action through the Fight of Iwo Jima. He fulfilled his long term wife, Lena Mae Riggi, while she was offering as a Sea Corps Women’s Reserve official at Camp Pendleton. He was portrayed by acting professional Jon Seda in the HBO mini-series The Pacific.

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