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Friday, September 16, 2016

John Basilone: Destroyer Named for Medal of Honor Recipient

United States Department of Defense 
August 16,2016
Secretary Mabus Names Destroyer for Medal of Honor Recipient: Today, in a ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, DDG 122, will be named John Basilone in honor of the United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II. He was the only enlisted Marine to receive both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross in World War II.

NEW YORK TIMES: (September 24,2006)
JERSEY; Falling in Line to Salute a Local Hero The story of how a class of 3rd graders wanted to do something for him.