On November 4, 1916, GySgt “John Manila” Basilone was born.
A new Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer (DDG-122) will be named in honor of Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone, Aug. 16. Basilone received the Medal of Honor for his bravery in Guadalcanal and the posthumous Navy Cross for his actions in Iwo Jima. Music: Jeremy Soule – Company of Heroes