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.
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).