Unsung Heroes: Sledge Hammer - Old Breed Marine
The man who wrote the book hailed as the finest account of an enlisted man’s war speaks on camera about his harrowing experiences in the South Pacific. Private Eugene B. Sledge of the 1st Marine Division was at the front lines for two of the bloodiest campaigns in the history of the Corps. Years later, the man called “Sledgehammer” by his buddies wrote a book from notes scribbled in a Bible he carried into battle. The book, With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa, has been hailed as the finest account of an enlisted man’s war ever written. The stirring words of his classic book and Sledge’s brutal on-camera testimony provide a journey through a hero’s war torn life that you will never forget.
Total Time: Fifty minutes on one DVD