THROWBACK THURSDAY // On Oct. 24-25, 1942, then-Sgt. John Basilone and the men of 1st Battalion, 7th Marines were bringing the fight to the enemy on Guadalcanal during World War II. While the enemy was hammering at the Marines' defensive positions, Sgt. Basilone, in charge of 2 sections of heavy machineguns, fought valiantly to check the savage and determined assault. In a fierce frontal attack with the Japanese blasting his guns with grenades and mortar fire, one of Sgt. Basilone's sections, with its gun crews, was put out of action, leaving only two men able to carry on. Moving an extra gun into position, he placed it in action, then, under continual fire, repaired another and personally manned it, gallantly holding his line until replacements arrived. A little later, with ammunition critically low and the supply lines cut off, Sgt. Basilone, at great risk of his life and in the face of continued enemy attack, battled his way through hostile lines with urgently needed shells for his gunners, thereby contributing in large measure to the virtual annihilation of a Japanese regiment. For his heroism, Sgt. Basilone was presented the Medal of Honor. Give him one!
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One year!! 🎉🎉 •
I fell asleep last night before I could caption this post (🤰🤷♀️). One year ago Koby & I were married! We dove head first into what would prove to be a year of challenges and exciting new beginnings. Through it all, there has been no doubt in my mind that there is nobody else I’d rather do life with. His faith & patience in me, unconditional love & support, dedication to our family, sense of humor, and phenomenal dance skills make me love him more every day. Happiest anniversary to the love of my life, my favorite human, and my best friend. I love you MORE!
Side note: we didn’t have time to do a honeymoon last year. Immediately following our wedding, Koby was in his chief year of residency, I changed career paths & went back to school, we began remodeling our home, found out we were pregnant, and started the process to sell our home and move overseas. It’s so surreal to sit here now with him, one year from the date we were married, in this beautiful place. We may not have managed the honeymoon last year, but God had plans for us. He put us on this incredible island with a couple weeks to spend together (before it’s back to the grind) exactly one year from on our wedding date and four weeks before baby boy is due to make an appearance. I am so thankful for this time we get to spend focusing on each other & enjoying life together. ❤️ •
Yesterday, we packed in a full day of exploring & snorkeling, before finishing it off with a sunset on the beach to celebrate on 1st anniversary!