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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PFC Eugene Sledge (as Joe Mazzello)
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1st Lt. Edward 'Hillbilly' Jones (as Leon Willem Ford)
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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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Throughout the mini series Elmo Haney was referred to as "Gunny" However the rank insignia on his uniform was that of a Staff Sergeant. See more »

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PFC Sidney Phillips: [sees Eugene, who has just landed on the island, wandering around. He grins] I don't believe it.
[he runs over and tackles Eugene]
PFC Sidney Phillips: Something's wrong! Something's very wrong if you made it through boot camp!
Eugene B. Sledge: Gimme a break, you old greaser, come on!
[they wrestle]
Capt. Andrew Haldane: [approaches with another officer] Get up off my deck.
Eugene B. Sledge: [the boys jump to their feet and stand at attention] Captain Haldane.
PFC Sidney Phillips: Sir.
Capt. Andrew Haldane: What's this about, marine? Some rite of greeting new to the corps?
PFC Sidney Phillips: [nervously] Yes, sir. I mean, no, sir.
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Honor - Main Title Theme From The Pacific
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Composed by Blake Neely, Geoff Zanelli, Hans Zimmer
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