By October 1942, the Marines on Guadalcanal are fighting hunger and the jungle as well as the Japanese. The arrival of an Army unit helps somewhat but the Marines realize just how under-equipped they are by comparison. The Japanese are reinforcing their troops with ease and the men are facing nightly attacks at Henderson Field. Sgt. John Basilone takes charge during a particularly powerful Japanese attack and is recommended for a medal. He loses a close friend however. Back home Eugene Sledge, no longer needing his father's permission to sign up, announces he is going to enlist in the Marines.
Did You Know?
Near the start of the first episode, an officer gives a speech to NCOs. Behind the officer is a large map of the world showing those parts in red under German and Japanese control. The map clearly shows Iceland in red with a swastika nearby. Iceland was neutral during the war and was invaded by Britain in May 1940 and later occupied by the USA. Iceland was never under German control. See more
[Seeing maggot in the food he's just served to a marine
Look at it as meat.
References Pride of the Marines
Written by Hans Zimmer
, Blake Neely
, and Geoff Zanelli See more