John BasiloneJohn Basilone

Sgt. John Basilone

Played by Jon Seda

John Basilone was born in Buffalo, New York on November 4, 1916. He enlisted in the Army in 1934, served in the Philippines, and was honorably discharged in 1937. Three years later, he enlisted in the Marine Corps in Baltimore, Maryland, and was assigned as a machine gunner with the 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division before heading into combat in the Pacific.