10,000 People Attend John Basilone Parade

A Marine veteran carries a banner for the 1st Marine Division during the annual John Basilone Parade, Raritan, N.J., Sept. 26. More than 150 units marched in the parade and city officials estimate 10,000 people came to the small town in New Jersey to honor John and his heroism. Basilone was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on Guadalcanal as a member of the 1st Marine Division and then was brought home to help sell war bonds. He requested to return to the Pacific and was killed Feb. 19, 1945. He was awarded the Navy Cross for his last actions giving him the the two highest heroism decorations. Photo by Sgt. Randall Clinton

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