The Pacific (2010)
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Peleliu Landing 

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 ...
PFC Lew 'Chuckler' Juergens
Cpl. R.V. Burgin
PFC Wilbur 'Runner' Conley
PFC Bill 'Hoosier' Smith
Sgt. Elmo 'Gunny' Haney
PFC Jay De L'Eau


Gentle-natured, fragile PFC Eugene Sledge arrives on rats and crabs-infested Pavuvu fresh from boot-camp, where hazing-minded Merriell 'Snafu' Shelton gives him a rude welcome to the mortar unit, which is bitterly disappointed not to get another Australian shore leave. Meanwhile Basilone leads the empty life of spoiled Hollywood star, while his brother George leaves for the front. Eugene's joy over being reunited with mates from home is cut short as Sidney Phillips eagerly packs to travel back home, but Leckie, who rejoined, is pleased his 'library' finally has an avid reader, albeit not an atheist like him. While the land on coral Peleliu, strategically close to the Philippines, Eugene crumbles under heavy Japanse fire, but the Marines pull trough, despite heavy losses, and the real fight for the air base is till to come. Written by KGF Vissers

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11 April 2010 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Despite both being two main leads, this episode is the only time when Robert Leckie and Eugene Sledge actually meet. See more »


Msgt is correctly referred to a "Gunny." A Marine Gunnery Sergeant has three stripes above, and two below, which is the insignia of Msgt Basilone. See more »


PFC Robert Leckie: [in Leckie's 'library,' he sees Sledge picking up a Bible and chuckles] Now that explains it. You're a believer.
Eugene B. Sledge: Yes.
PFC Robert Leckie: OK, question: God created everything, right? The heavens, seven seas, Marine Corps...
[gestures to the sleeping Runner]
PFC Robert Leckie: Sleeping Beauty there...
Eugene B. Sledge: [chuckles] Even him.
PFC Robert Leckie: Land crabs, rats, mosquitoes...
Eugene B. Sledge: Mosquito's a little tough to understand, I guess.
PFC Robert Leckie: God created Japs too, right?
[Eugene's smile fades]
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Number Nineteen
Written by Earl 'Fatha' Hines
Performed by Earl 'Fatha' Hines and his Orchestra
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