At long last the stamp honoring Marine Sergeant John Basilone will be released on Thursday, in honor of Veteran's Day, the next day.
Marine Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone of Raritan, N.J., was presented the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism on Guadalcanal.Check out the John Basilone documentary, I'm Staying with My Boys. To order this 45-minute film on DVD or video cassette, call 888-827-2762.
On Feb. 19, 1945, after he volunteered to return to combat, he was killed by a Japanese artillery shell on Iwo Jima.
Hours earlier, under heavy enemy fire, he had single-handedly destroyed an enemy blockhouse, earning him a posthumous Navy Cross.
And above all, support the John Basilone stamp by purchasing it at your local post office.
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