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With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa / E.B. Sledge.

By: Sledge, E. B. (Eugene Bondurant), 1923-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Presidio Press, 2007Edition: Presidio Press trade pbk. ed.Description: xxiv, 326 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780891419068 (pbk.); 0891419063 (pbk.).Subject(s): Sledge, E. B. (Eugene Bondurant), 1923- | United States. Marine Corps. Marine Regiment, 5th. Battalion, 3rd. Company K | United States. Marine Corps -- Biography | Peleliu, Battle of, Palau, 1944 | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American | Marines -- United States -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa.DDC classification: 940.54/252294 | B Summary: A former member of the First Marine Division gives a front line description of two World War II Pacific campaigns.
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Originally published: Novato, Calif. : Presidio Press, 1981.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

A former member of the First Marine Division gives a front line description of two World War II Pacific campaigns.

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E. B. "Sledgehammer" Sledge was born and grew up in Mobile. In late 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. After basic training, he was sent to the Pacific Theater where he fought at Peleliu and Okinawa, two of the fiercest battles of World War II. Following the Japanese surrender, Sledge served in China as part of the occupation force. Upon his return home, he obtained a Ph.D. in biology and joined the faculty of Alabama College (later the University of Montevallo), where he taught until retirement. Sledge initially wrote about his war experiences to explain them to his family, but he was persuaded by his wife to seek publication. Sledge died on March 3, 2001.

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