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 Bob Leicke was "re-interviewing" for his old job at the Bergen Evening Record, he said he wanted to cover a football game between Don Bosco Prep and Bergen Catholic. Bergen Catholic High School opened on September 11, 1955 - 10 years after the surrender of the Japanese in Tokyo Bay. A better choice for script choice would have been Bob's own Parish High School, Saint Mary High School was founded in 1929 or St. Cecilia High School (Which has closed in 1986) where THE Vince Lombardi was the Head coach at St. Cecilia High School in Englewood, NJ (1942-47). See more
[Leering to a pretty girl on the train
How about I take you to the back of the train and show me your caboose?
[She slaps his face
With The Old Breed
Written by Hans Zimmer
, Blake Neely
, and Geoff Zanelli See more