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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Cast

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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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Virginia Grey
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Storyline

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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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Features For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) See more »

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With The Old Breed - End Title Theme From The Pacific
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Composed by Blake Neely, Geoff Zanelli, Hans Zimmer
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