New York Daily News Photo 1943

John Basilone is the only enlisted Marine to:

  • Be Awarded The Congressional Medal of Honor and The Navy Cross

  • Return to action after winning the Medal of Honor and
    be killed in action

  • Have an annual parade in his honor

2017 Parade is
Sept. 24th at 1 PM
The 2017
Grand Marshall is
Herb Patullo
The 2017
Guest Speaker is
General Richard Mills
The 2017 Parade
will have some new events
A Patriotic Art
Display / Contest
2017 Schedule
Photos & Speeches
from the 2016
Basilone Parade !
The 2016
Grand Marshall was
John Sturges
The 2016
Guest Speaker was
Richard Zilmer
Photos from
2015 Parade
Colonel Duke's Speech
at ceremony
The 2015
Grand Marshall is
Tony Lettieri
Photos from
2014 Parade
The 2014
Grand Marshall was
Gene Moretti
Photos from
2013 Parade
The 2013
Grand Marshall was
2013 Guest Speaker
was General
Charles Gurganus
Basilone Archives
Now Online!
Photos from
2012 Parade
The 2012
Grand Marshall was
2012 Guest Speaker
was General
Robert Milstead
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2011 Parade
Photos !
The 2011
Grand Marshall is
Joe Kovac
2011 Guest Speaker
is General
Joseph Dunford
2011 Special Guests are
Berardino & Letizia
New Song/Video
about Basilone
by his
Grand Nephew
Cory Fandel
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2010 Parade
Photos !
2010 Guest Speaker
was General
Steven A. Hummer
Attention Former Members of
the John Basilone Platoon #251
from 1962 Parris Island Training
A 50th Reunion is being planned
Click for 2009
John Basilone
Parade Photos
HBO Preview on Basilone Film Now Available
Special Thanks to
The Somerset
County Freeholders
One Grand Marshall
for the 2009 Parade
was John Hudak
The other Grand Marshall
for the 2009 Parade
was Joe Sian
Over 125 Groups
Marched in
the Parade
Basilone's Surviving Classmate rode in the parade
The 2009
Guest Speaker
was General
Duane Thiessen
Profile on the Man
Who Made the
Basilone Statue
Philip Orlando
John Basilone's Niece
to Make Film Documentary
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John Basilone
Parade Photos !
The Grand Marshall
for the 2008 Parade
was Angelo Bernabe
The 2008
Guest Speaker
was General
George Flynn
Groups that will march
in this year's Parade
Directions to
Raritan Valley Community College
(the location of the concert)
The Grand Marshall
for the 2007 Parade
was Robert Krachun
Robert Magnus
was the speaker
at the 2007 ceremony
Jon Seda will play Basilone
in HBO series
The Pacific
Slideshow of
Concert & Parade from
Julie Walton Shaver
the 2006
Parade !
Photos from
2006 Ceremony
after the Parade
Clinton Watters
The best man at Basilone's Wedding
was the special guest
The Grand Marshall
for the 2006 Parade
was James Sorace
The John
Basilone Stamp
Photos from the
Stamp unveiling ceremony
2005 Grand Marshall
Mary Gall Stoddard
John Pacifico receives
lifetime award for service
Feb 19th Basilone
Memorial Bridge
Basilone Museum Redone
2004 Parade Photos