Photo #: NH 103377
USS Basilone (DD-824)
Sergeant Lena Mae Basilone, USMC(WR), ship's sponsor, prepares to christen the destroyer, at the Consolidated Steel Company Shipyard, Orange, Texas, on 21 December 1945. She was the widow of Gunnery Sergeant John J. Basilone, USMC, in whose honor the ship was named.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the "All Hands" collection at the Naval Historical Center.
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Image posted 10 December 2005