Sunday, July 25, 2010


John Basilone was a Marine Gunnery Sgt. in WWII. He won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroism on Guadalcanal and the Navy Cross on Iwo Jima. He died in combat on Iwo.

Sgt. Basilone is remembered with this statue in his home town. He has parades, streets, movies, and books to recall his memory.

Sgt. Basilone is part of the Marine legacy. From the Halls to the Shores, Bella Woods, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Iwo Jima, Korea, Nam, Iraq and Afghanistan, the Marine legacy continues! That legacy started on January 3rd 1777 in Princeton New Jersey. That is the first land battle the Marines fought in under the command of General George Washington.
You help a little by e-mailing the men below. Help a little more by writing them a letter or alot by joining the Princeton Battlefield Society.
So in a nutshell, a portion of the Princeton Battlefield is in danger of being bulldozed. The battlefield, once a mile and a half long is down to 120 acres. 22 of those acres are owned by the Institute of Advances Studies. The Institute wants to build 14 houses on eight acres of this land for their professors.It is a fine institution, but with this construction, it is making a mistake and trampling on our heritage. It is working quietly behind the scenes to accomplish this. This is ill advised!
What I am asking is that you e-mail or write or both the Chairman of the Board and the Director of the Institute your displeasure at the proposed construction. Further, that you contact other people to do the same. You see, both men are mathematicians by trade and numbers count!Please write!

The National Trust for Historic Preservation just wrote an article on the battlefield, check it out.
The website is The article will come up as one of the scrolling images in the center of the page.
"Don't Build on the Battlefield, Preserve Princeton Battlefield""Save George Washington"
Joe Carney
Charles Simonyi
Chairman of the Board
Institute of Advanced Studies
2821 Northup Way, Suite 250Bellevue, WA 98004----------------------------------------------
Peter Goddard
Institute of Advanced Studies
Einstein Drive Princeton NJ, 08540

There are also other Trustees to e-mail, please do!
Peter Kane
M. Gehret
W. Sewell

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