The men have been relieved on Peleliu and return to Pavuvu where they are resting and awaiting their next assignment. Sledge sees something being thrown out in the trash and decides to keep it. Back in the USA, John Basilone requests re-assignment from his bond promotion duties and is transferred to Camp Pendleton as an instructor. There he meets Sgt. Lena Riggi, who is in charge of the mess hall. She's no pushover and it takes several attempts before she will even go out with him. Basilone's enlistment is up in a few months and he must decide if he is going to return to civilian life or sign up for another tour and accompany his men to Iwo Jima, their next assignment. He and Lena decide they are going to make the most of the time they have together.
Did You Know?
Under the Iwo Jima attack, Bassilones squad moves through the trenches and encounters a machine gun nest fortified under an airplane wreck. When the bazooka guy of the squad fires on the MG nest, the dummy rocket in the bazooka stays there after the bazooka has been fired. See more
Sgt. John Basilone
You wanna live? Get off the beach!