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2015 - Twelfth Annual Recipient - Sergeant Calvin A. Hall

2014 - Eleventh Annual Recipient - Sergeant Joshua Moore

2013 - Tenth Annual Recipient - Sergeant Alexander Haralovich

2012 - Ninth Annual Recipient - Gunnery Sergeant John S. Mosser
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2011 - Eighth Annual Recipient - Gunnery Sergenat Verice W. Bennett

2010 - Seventh Annual Recipient - Gunnery Sergeant Brian M. Blonder

2009 - Sixth Annual Recipient - Gunnery Sergeant Terry L. McElawain.
McElawain has served three tours in Iraq. Among his many commendations are three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.

2008: Fifth Annual Recipient - Gunnery Sergeant Edward D. Parsons
GySgt Parsons has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan and has been singled out with many commendations of merit for exposing himself to enemy fire with blatant disregard for his own safety in an effort to secure the safety of Marines.

2007- Fourth Annual Recipient - Staff Sergeant James P. Beere
Staff Sergeant Beere received the Bronze Star for his conspicuous leadership under enemy fire and repeatedly braving small arm enemy fire while putting his personal safety to great risk. Staff Sergeant Beere’s nomination for the Basilone Award was endorsed by General O’Dell and General Howell for his repeated acts of selfless valor under fire during Operation Iraqi Freedom II.

The 2007 Award will be designed by Teresa Hansen Studios.

2006 -Third Annual Recipient -  Sergeant Michael A. Mendoza
Sergeant Mendoza was awarded the Silver Star for heroic actions performed in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

2005- Second Annual Recipient - Gunnery Sergeant. Edward J. McDermott
GySgt. McDermott  has served valiantly in Iraq.

2004- First Annual Recipient - Sergeant Major C.A. “Mack” McKinney USMC ret.
SgtMajor McKinney served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam and is lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and First and Third Marine Divisions.


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