Piazza Basilone
Piazza Basilone
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TheLeongOhana
California7,430 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
This was a nice spot filled with flags, water, flowers and history about Sgt Basilone and some of the WII soldiers that did not come home.

There was a lot of seating and would have been enjoyable if it wasn’t for the pan handlers who would ask every passerby for change.
Written November 25, 2022
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson20,631 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
John Basilone's brief life was snuffed out at age 28 when Japanese mortar shrapnel on Iwo Jima finally felled him. He performed such astounding acts of bravery and self-sacrifice as a machine-gun platoon leader that showed what heroes are made of; he destroyed Japanese assault positions nearly single-handedly and then rescued a trapped American tank that was mired in a landfield. All the while, bombs, machine guns, and artillary fire were whizzing by.

Although he is not a native Californian, his latest stint of service was with the Marines and he was Italian so, he is honored by the community in Little Italy with this piazza. It was interesting to see how many people stopped and read his historical plaque and, hopefully, gained an appreciation for the price paid by this superman (and others who stories may never be known).

The piazza is a modest little affair with a bust of Basilone, info plaque, folding chairs, a world globe afloat in a fountain, all surrounded by a small raised wall and surrounded by an attractive stained concrete and brick foundtion for the piazza.

This is one of those must-see locations in Little Italy.
Written April 2, 2018
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Nate C
Ellensburg, WA1,013 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
I like sitting within the Piazza and looking out toward North Island. The Basilone story is inspiring.
Written July 20, 2019
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA24,137 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
Took a walk up the hill from train station came across this nice memorial to Gunnery Sargent john Basilone, in Piazza Basilone while looking for the street market. It’s a clean well keep memorial, with lots of colour all around it I guess it must be part of the Little Italy area thing. Lots of restaurants near by selling pizza and cappuccino’s. We tried out the spacious rooftop patio of Born and raised, nice view of the Piazza, had cocktails and watched the sun go down.

TIP: There are lots of smaller less expensive eaters close by.
Written June 12, 2018
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Tasha S
115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
Very nice area to stop and pay respect to the Italian soldiers that did not return. Basilone was an honored soldier many times over.
Written March 13, 2018
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JimmyJackk
San Marcos, CA5,753 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
Happened upon this by accident. Had dinner at restaurant right next to it. Was great spot to sit and wait for our friends. Busy area. Nice little dedication monument to MOH awardee Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone.
Written July 4, 2016
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Nate C
Ellensburg, WA1,013 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016
His story is inspiring and featured in the series "the Pacific" well worth a watch. Grab a coffee at one of the great shops like cafe Italia and then go down 1/2 a block and learn about the heroics of Gsgt. John Basilone/
Written May 24, 2016
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