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?
At the Sledge family dinner when a soldier shows a nazi flag he says that he got it from Prague. The American army was never in Prague - it was liberated by the Red army. See more
[at Burgie's stop, he looks out the window at his family
There's my little brother. No sign of Florence.
Melbourne's a hell of a long way, Burgie. It'll take Florence a while to get from Australia to here.
[Burgie turns to go, Snafu speaks hesitantly
[he turns back
For doin' all you did to keep us from gettin' our fool heads shot off.
You're good marines.
[they smile at each other and he leaves
With The Old Breed
Written by Hans Zimmer
, Blake Neely
, and Geoff Zanelli See more