John Basilone is the only enlisted Marine to have receive both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross, the nation’s top two medals for combat valor.
A legendary and much honored figure in Marine Corps history is slated to receive another tribute next week at Camp Pendleton.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is scheduled to visit the base Tuesday to speak about a future destroyer being named after the late Marine Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone.
Later that same day, he’s expected to travel to Treasure Island to announce that an upcoming Navy replenishment oiler will be named for another departed leader — gay rights activist Harvey Milk.
Basilone already had a warship named in his honor; it was an older-generation destroyer that was decommissioned in 1977.
In addition, city leaders in Raritan, N.J., erected a statue of their hometown hero in 1948. To this day, the borough holds a parade in his honor each September.
Business owners in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood dedicated Piazza Basilone in 2003, a public square that memorializes Basilone in a sculpted bust and pays homage to other Italian-Americans who gave their lives defending the United States.
GoHireAVet‘s “Pivot to the Pacific” Military Community Support Services Expo Title Sponsor is JP Morgan Chase Bank, who will have their “Military & Veteran Recruiting Directors there at our event to provide interested Military Veterans, Active Duty, Reserves, their spouses and families information on the many employment opportunities with JP Morgan Chase Bank not only here in the local San Diego region but also across the United States.
GoHireAVet and the local San Diego non-profit organization Pay It Forward Media present the “Pivot to the Pacific” Military Community Support Services Expo happening this Friday Nov. 13th from 1100 to 1400 PST at the Military Auto Center located at: 9323 Activity Rd., San Diego, CA 92126 just a few blocks from MCAS Miramar (Marine Corp Air Station) For more complete details you can visit our “Pivot to the Pacific” Military Services Expo.
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JP Morgan Chase Bank (The Title Sponsor for our Military Community Support Services Expo)
Grand Canyon University (GCU will present a FREE Seminar on “Utilizing Your GI Bill” at Grand Canyon University)
Pay It Forward Media (Our 501 (c) Non-profit Partner)
New Horizons Computer Learning Schools
Realty One Group – the nation’s fastest growing real estate company
Everest Escrow – a division of Realty One Group
Goodwill San Diego
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Personal stories from two American Heroes: Stuart N. Hedley and Lincoln R. Ward. Humble and heartfelt, these World War II Veterans were honored at the USS Midway Museums, 2015 Midway American Patriot Award Gala held on September 3, 2015. In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, we salute the Greatest Generation!