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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 1w

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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 3w

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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 4w

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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 4w

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noremorse Invader Coffee and Rogue American Get Shit Done Coffee Mug from @rogueamericanapparel @wes_whitlock @invadercoffee along with a good military classic book, With The Old Breed by E. B. Sledge "As we talked, I noticed a fellow mortarman sitting next to me. He held a handful of coral pebbles in his left hand. With his right hand he idly tossed them into the open skull of the Japanese machine gunner. Each time his pitch was true I heard a little splash of rainwater in the ghastly receptacle." - E. B. Sledge (With the Old Breed, Pg.123)

#coffee #invadercoffee #rogueamerican #withtheoldbreed #book #chart #sail #bridge #getshitdone #coffeetime #coffeestain #coffeemug #coffeesnob
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chrismo_photo Another #book done. Amazing read, unlike anything else I've read before.
#book #reading #ww2 #thepacific #eugenesledge #withtheoldbreed #peleliu #okinawa #history
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mollyjean16 "With the old breed" by Eugene Sledge is an amazing book! and RIP to Sidney Philips who recently passed away ~ 09/26/15 #veteransday #ww2 #eugensledge #sidneyphillips #withtheoldbreed 3mon

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snafurami It arrived this morning! 4mon

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b_wookie Sleepy Tank bedtime stories #withtheoldbreed #ebsledge 4mon

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tomthegent Reading this amazing book again. Utterly fascinating always #ebsledge #thepacific #withtheoldbreed 5mon

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