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The Pacific - Episode 6

Naval History's Guide to “The Pacific”

Episode 6 - Part 6

Despite suffocating 115-degree heat and a lack of clean drinking water, Sledge, Leckie, and the other Marines confront the highly fortified enemy as they attempt to capture the Peleliu airfield. After seeing his comrades badly injured, Leckie himself is wounded and evacuated from the island. Sledge witnesses the shocking truth about what is sometimes required to survive and fight another day.

 
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The Peleliu Death Trap

A leading character in The Pacific, the author recollects a horrific battle.

 
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Walking in My Father's Footsteps

Henry Sledge recounts his trip to Peleliu, where his father, Eugene B. Sledge, engaged in battle in 1944.

 
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Peleliu Oral History Collection

The Peleliu Collection is from the U.S. Naval Institute's Oral History program. The program captures and preserves the reminiscences of key Navy and Coast Guard personnel and contains over 230 bound volumes.

 

 
 

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