B A S I L O N E
RECIPIENT OF BOTH, THE NAVY CROSS AND MEDAL OF HONOR
W E L C O M E
The Basilone Foundation Inc. is a non-profit organization operated exclusively for charitable purposes.
Our mission is to raise funds to ensure a better quality of life for US Military Veterans and their families as well as people impacted by cancer. We do this in honor of Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone and are proud to carry on his name and legacy.
Funds raised will be distributed to Fischer House Foundation and Somerset Health Care Foundation as well as other deserving charities.
Our desire is to continue to grow our Foundation to allow us to support additional organizations.
The Bridgewater - Raritan Football Field is named after GySgt John Basilone.
At the end of last season, Coach Joe Seidler and his 4th Grade Team created a John Basilone Award that would be given to someone who displays Selflessness, Courage, Loyalty, Motivation, and who is a Leader.
The recipient has the silhouette of the Basilone Statue on the back of his helmet.
A quote from head coach Joe Seidler: “By leading from the front, the decal will always be visible to their teammates and a constant reminder that in every opportunity .... Be a John Basilone”.
THANK YOU to Joe and the team for helping to inspire our youth with the Basilone story.
Thank you for teaching the younger generation about respect, discipline and how to honor those who fight for our freedom.
Twinning of Municipalities
Friday January 1st
Here in the states we are surrounded by signs of how John Basilone has impacted our lives. From his heroic actions on the battle field to the legacy he has left to his family, friends and especially the community.
This has become more apparent as the prompting of the proposal of twining municipalities between Raritan, NJ and Colle Sannita, Italy. (The home town of John Basilone's father).
We are truly honored that Johnny's legacy continues to shine both here and abroad.
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"Our two towns are united by the heroic figure John Basilone, whose father emigrated from our town to the U.S. at the age of 19 many years ago in 1903".
The Mayor of the Municipality of Colle Sannita
Dr. Giorgia Carlo Nista
(Excerpt from letter)
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Thank you to all our sponsors who support our Veterans and this foundation for keeping the John Basilone legacy alive.
We are always interested in securing new sponsors.
If you are interested, please reach out.