A new Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer (DDG-122) will be named in honor of Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone, Aug. 16. Basilone received the Medal of Honor for his bravery in Guadalcanal and the posthumous Navy Cross for his actions in Iwo Jima. Music: Jeremy Soule – Company of Heroes
Destroyer to be named in honor of Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone
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Fitting name for a destroyer John Basilone a MOH Marine who continued to take the fight to the enemy rather than sit States side and enjoy/reap the benefits left behind a wife also a Marine Shame it did not happen sooner,Semper Fi to both and RIP