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Eugene Sledge

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"Lady, there was a killing war going on" - Eugene Sledge recalls applying for college

 

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Eugene Sledge "The Old Breed" Reflects On WWII Combat

 

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Eugene Sledge returns home

 

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Eugene Sledge shooting breakdown

 

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R.V. Burgin shares his memories of the "real" Eugene Sledge

Eugene Bondurant Sledge was a United States Marine, university professor, and author. His 1981 memoir With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa chronicled his combat experiences during World War II and was subsequently used as source material for Ken Burns' PBS documentary, The War, as well as the HBO miniseries The Pacific, in which he is portrayed by Joseph Mazzello.
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