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Eugene "Sledgehammer" Sledge

Post by Threetoughtrucks on Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:32 pm

Sledge's most notable book "With the Old Breed:"... Terrific first person account of Pacific island warfare in WW2. Realistic, gritty. great book. His book was used as one of the 3 characters in "The Pacific" and it was also part of the PBS "War" series.

Sledge wrote a second book, a smaller book called "China Marine", a very interesting little known story of what happened to Sledge's Marine unit after the war ended. Instead of going home, his unit spent a year as peacekeepers in mainland China, working together with a neighboring Japanese unit to keep the Commies and the Nationalists apart in late 1945 to 1946.

Well worth your time to read. I couldn't put them down.
Charlie



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Re: Eugene "Sledgehammer" Sledge

Post by Halftrack1 on Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:51 pm

Interesting stuff. My Father served in the Pacific too. He was in the 41st Inf Div from 1942 till 1946.
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