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John Basilone
also called "Manila John" Basilone and has one more synonym

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  1. Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone, United States Marine Corps received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II

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  2. born on November 4, 1916

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  3. died on February 19, 1945

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  4. held off 3,000 Japanese troops at Guadalcanal, after his 15-member unit was reduced to three men

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  5. Basilone was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Iwo Jima, after which he was posthumously honored with the Navy Cross

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