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"The Pacific" Iwo Jima (2010)

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Yes, he posthumously received the Purple Heart, which is given to any soldier who's wounded or killed in battle and he received the Navy Cross, the highest decoration given by the US Navy for gallantry in battle. (The Congressional Medal of Honor, which Basilone received for his efforts on Guadalcanal, is the highest award given by the government of the United States.) Though it may seem onscreen that he was killed by gunfire, Basilone was killed by shrapnel from a Japanese mortar round.

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