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Sgt. John Basilone

 
 
Sgt. John Basilone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
1. Sgt. John Basilone Marker
Inscription.
In memory of
Sgt. John Basilone
U.S. Marine Corps
Killed at Iwo Jima
February 19, 1945
Awarded
Congressional Medal of Honor
and
Navy Cross

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 40° 53.512′ N, 73° 53.815′ W. Marker is in Bronx, New York, in Bronx County. Marker can be reached from Broadway (U.S. 9), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Van Cortlandt Park near Broadway. Marker is in this post office area: Bronx NY 10471, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial Grove (a few steps from this marker); Van Cortlandt House Museum (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major General Porter (about 600 feet away); Van Cortlandt House (about 600 feet away); Van Cortlandt Mansion (about 600 feet away); Cortlandt House (about 700 feet away); Adoption of the Constitution (about 700 feet away); Prison Window (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Bronx.
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, World II
 
Sgt. John Basilone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
2. Sgt. John Basilone Marker
Sgt. John Basilone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
3. Sgt. John Basilone Marker
Marker in Memorial Grove image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
4. Marker in Memorial Grove
Memorial Grove image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
5. Memorial Grove
The Sgt. John Basilone marker is one of 18 plaques honoring men from the Bronx who served in World War II or Korea. Other plaques can be seen at the base of other trees in Memorial Grove.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 656 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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