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jake_s_82 found Eugene Sledge while in mobile Alabama. veteran of K company 1st marines 5th marine division of ww2, fought from pelilu thru Okinawa. #eugenesledge #mobilealabama #ww2 #ww2vet #thepacific #usmc #okinawa #withtheoldbreed 2mon

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fenshamc My bedside collection of great books by or about great men is growing... Mi colección de libros de grandes hombres está creciendo... #Libros #Books #HelmetForMyPillow #Leckie #The Pacific #WithTheOldBreed #Sledge #DickWinters #BandofBrothers #EasyCompany #101PIR #LarryAlexander #Eisenhower #ILikeIke #TedRoosevelt #Trump #Success 2mon

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alphahotel42 Thanks to my loving wife can't wait to start reading #withtheoldbreed a #marines account of the #pacific 2mon

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netilu Making of a Marine, as told by E. B. Sledge in #withtheoldbreed 🤔🏻#wwii #pacificwar #usmc #history #reading #literature #books 3mon

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raahhmoan_ Great book! Our generation really have i5 easy compared to those whose lived and fought throughout the period of the second world war #withtheoldbreed #eugenesledge #kindle #battleofpeleliu #battleofokinawa #ww2 #secondworldwar #marinecorps 3mon

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lucasabel #AgainstTheOdds “The Death Ridges of Peleliu” airs tonight @ 10/9c on American Heroes Channel.
Narrated by Blair Underwood and guest voice Josh Lucas.

More info here:
ahctv.com/against-the-odds

#WWII #Peleliu #1stMarinesDivision #Marines #WithTheOldBreed #EugeneSledge #Sledgehammer #ThePacific #BlairUnderwood #JoshLucas #veterans #freedom #armedforces #Japanese #axispowers #pacifictheater
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bandofthepacific Read the first 2 chapters in just a few minutes and I'm hooked! I heard that this is arguably the best recount of a marines experience in the Pacific front, and so far I'm not arguing!
#withtheoldbreedatpeleliuandokinawa #withtheoldbreed #eugenesledge #ww2 #marines #firstmarines #usmc #hero
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robmfkennedyy Sketch of a mortally wounded marine at Peleliu: " mangled shreds of his left arm and half his face dripped down , covered in coral dust. He had hit the beach looking for a fight , when a shell exploded near him. He dropped his rifle , turned around , with an embarrassed look on his face : as if he was embarrassed for being hit. He looked mad as hell. He stumbled back for a few feet with a mad look in his eye , then he collapsed , and died: never saw a jap, never saw who shot him" #marines #marinecorps #peleliu #withtheoldbreed #ww2 #pacific #history #bravery #courage #usa 4mon

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war.scenes Snafu asking Sledge if his eyes are yellow as he fears that he has Hepatitis. Sledge explains that he's just paranoid but snafu refuses to listen and exclaims that he's dying.

Mini-series: The Pacific

Character: Eugene 'sledgehammer' Sledge

Actor: Joe Mazzello

Character: Merriell 'snafu' Shelton

Actor: Rami Malek
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runningcurrahee Jay was one of my closest friends. He was a Gloucester veteran and knew better than to prowl around the way he had just done. If my finger had applied the last bit of pressure to that trigger, Jay would have died instantly.
It would have been his own fault, but that wouldn’t have mattered to me. My life would have been ruined if I had killed him, even under those circumstances. (With The Old Breed by Eugene Sledge)
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samgflem Just finished reading this. Hands down one of the best books I've ever read. I recommend it to anyone interested in learning about war and the effects it has. Great book. #WiththeOldBreed #Marines #WorldWar2 #ThePacific 4mon

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robmfkennedyy "To be under a barrage of prolonged shelling simply magnified all the terrible physical and emotional effects of one shell. To me , artillery was an invention of hell. The on rushing whistle and scream of the big steel package of destruction was the pinnacle of violent fury and the embodiment of pent up evil. It was the essence of violence and of mans inhumanity to man. I developed a passionate hatred for shells. To be killed by a bullet was clean and surgical. But shells would not only tear and rip the body, they tortured ones mind almost beyond the brink of sanity. After each shell I was wrung out, limp and exhausted." #withtheoldbreed #bookoftheday #warishell #bookstagram #peleliu #usmc #palau 5mon

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redcigarx Currently reading/crying because ofc they used the actors images just to make me feel feelings. 09/01/16 #reading #books #thepacific #withtheoldbreed 5mon

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