The war is over and the men wonder what the future might hold for them. Robert Lechie returns home to his cold family and gets his old job back. His main purpose is to see if he can start a relationship with Vera who lives across the street. Eugene Sledge makes it home some six months after VJ Day and is met by his old friend, Sid Phillips. Eugene is having trouble settling into civilian life and cannot quite understand why some men like himself survived with no physical injuries when so many others died. Lena visits John Basilone's parents and has something of John's she thinks they should have.
Did You Know?
When John Basilone's wife Lena, who was also a Marine, visits John's family at the end of the war, there are no award ribbons on her jacket. As a minimum, she would have earned the American Campaign Medal for her service in the United States. See more
[on a hunting trip with Eugene
Been lookin' forward to this morning for a long time. Just the two of us and a grand morning.
[Eugene begins to hyperventilate and sits on the ground
Eugene B. Sledge
[he begins to sob
I'm sorry. I can't.
It's all right. You don't have to apologize to me, Eugene. I reckon the dove population's gonna be mighty happy this morning.
[Eugene gives a small laugh
With The Old Breed - End Title Theme From The Pacific
Composed by Blake Neely
, Geoff Zanelli
, Hans Zimmer See more