KIA - FEBRUARY 19, 1945
DOB - NOVEMBER 14, 1916
Our goal is to keep the Basilone spirit alive by honoring and aiding our veterans in need.
"Never fear your enemy
but always respect them"
- John Basilone -
Nickname(s): “Manila John“
Born: November 4, 1916 in Buffalo, New York
Died: February 19, 1945 (aged 28) †, Iwo Jima, Japan
Spouse: Lena Mae Riggi (1944–1945)
Place of burial: Arlington National Cemetery
Follow Rob Jones
As he completes 31 marathons in 31 days to support 3 veterans’ organizations that have supported him through his recovery, including the Semper Fi Fund!
In winter 2013-2014, Rob set out to bike across America and raise money; this is the second portion of that challenge.
He has $875,000 left to raise in his quest to raise $1,000,000. Each marathon will be completed over 31 consecutive days and will not coincide with any other organized running event (unless by pure coincidence).
At the event, 1,000 toy G.I. Joes with parachutes at a bullseye target in center field.
Participants sponsored G.I. Joes, and those landing closest to the target had the chance to win prizes.
August 19, 2018
Bridgewater, NJ 08807