Rifle Ready Run Up Basilone's Challenge
September 7, 2021
September 1, 2021 - Rifle ready recruits with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, run up Basilone’s Hill during the crucible at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. After they made it to the top, the recruits restocked the ammunition cans and held security at the top of the hill.
Note ... Basilone’s Hill is named in honor of U.S. Marine GySgt John Basilone who received the Medal of Honor for heroism above and beyond the call of duty during the Battle for Henderson Field in the Guadalcanal campaign, and the Navy Cross posthumously for extraordinary heroism during the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred.