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John Basilone – only enlisted man to receive both WWII Medal of Honor & Navy Cross

John Basilone – only enlisted man to receive both WWII Medal of Honor & Navy Cross – John Basilone was born in his parents’ home on November 4, 1916 in Buffalo, New York, the sixth of 10 children. His father, Salvatore Basilone, emigrated from Benevento, Italy in 1903 and settled in Raritan, New Jersey. His […]

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