Naval History's Guide to “The Pacific”
Episode 4 - Part 4
Finally enlisted as a Marine, Sledge trains for combat at Camp Elliott. The 1st Marine Division lands at Cape Gloucester. As Leckie and the other Marines battle the Japanese, they quickly realize that the more ominous enemy is the smothering jungle itself. Having survived Gloucester and stationed on the godforsaken island of Pavuvu, Leckie begins to display physical and mental effects of combat and is sent to a naval hospital for psychiatric observation.