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    Sgt Lena Mae (Riggi) Basilone: Italian American Heritage Month

    Sgt Lena Mae (Riggi) Basilone: Italian American Heritage Month

    Sgt Lena Mae (Riggi) Basilone was a U.S. Marine Corps Women’s Reserve field cook and the wife of GySgt John Basilone, who was killed at Iwo Jima. She spent much of her life advocating for veterans’ causes, and christened a ship, USS John Basilone, which carries on her husband’s legacy (U.S. Navy Graphic by MC2 Zachary Bender).

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    Date Taken: 10.26.2022
    Published: 01-19-24 08:10 AM
    Graphic ID: 22899
    VIRIN: 221026-N-NX429-1001
    Size: 1.51 MB
    Location: US

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