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HBO sends Eugene Sledge to Auburn in ‘The Pacific’

In The Pacific, HBO’s 2010 miniseries about the Marines’ experience during the Pacific theater of World War II, we learn that the only thing the Marines prepped Auburn’s freedom fightin’ badass for upon entering Alabama Polytechnic Institute wasn’t accounting, or journalism, or even engineering, but “how to kill Japs.”

And like Joseph Mazzello tells Austrailian beauty Adelaide Clemens, he got pretty damn good at it. (Can’t see the video? Try here.)

And he still managed to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in the summer of 1949.

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