do you know John Basilone?
October 31, 2010 11:42am CST
John basilone is a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor by his brave held about 3000 japanese troops in guadalcanal, and called Battle for Henderson Field. Japanese forces began a frontal attack using any weapon like machine gun,grenades,mortar,etc.Basilone commanded two sections of machine guns that fought for the next two days until only he and two other Marines continued fighting. Basilone moved an extra gun into position,maintained continual fire against the incoming Japanese forces. He then repaired and manned another machine gun holding the defensive line until replacements arrived. As battle raged, ammunition became critically low. With supply lines cut off, Basilone fought through hostile ground to resupply his gunners with urgently needed ammunition. By the end of the battle, he Japanese regiment was virtually annihilated. What a brave and Heroic soldier huh? do you know John Basilone before? what your opinion about this Heroic Soldier?