Basilone's fame keeps him in the U.S. selling war bonds, Leckie rejoins his company, and Sledge is reunited with Phillips in Pavuvu.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
PFC Eugene Sledge (as Joe Mazzello)
1st Lt. Edward 'Hillbilly' Jones (as Leon Willem Ford)
Scott Gibson ...
Virginia Grey


Basiloneʼs celebrity grows as he travels across the country on the war bonds tour. On Pavuvu, Sledge, assigned to the 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, is briefly reunited with Phillips and Leckie rejoins his company. Sledge then gets his first taste of combat as he, Leckie, and the rest of the 1st Marine Division meet fierce Japanese resistance while landing on the intricately and heavily defended coral island of Peleliu. Written by HBO Publicity

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11 April 2010 (USA)  »

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Eugene B. Sledge: Have you heard the latest about the other war?
PFC Robert Leckie: There's another war?
Eugene B. Sledge: We invaded Europe. Landed last month in France.
PFC Robert Leckie: Well, unless you've got a brother over there, most guys don't give a shit.
Eugene B. Sledge: My brother landed in Italy, tank battalion.
PFC Robert Leckie: Well, I guess you get to give a shit.
[offers Sledge water]
Eugene B. Sledge: Thanks.
[picks up a Bible]
PFC Robert Leckie: Well, that explains it, you're a believer.
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