HBO’s “The Pacific” premieres tonight. The series details the experience of America’s Marines during the Pacific theater of World War II. One of the main characters is E.B. Sledge, author of the incredible book “With the Old Breed,” native of Mobile, and an Auburn man.
World War II
Part of TWER’s Veterans Day salute to Auburn’s men and women in uniform. Eugene B. Sledge is pictured here sitting on his bunk in his tent soon after the battle of Okinawa in World War II. He is wearing the “thousand yard stare” of combat veterans who have seen serious fighting. Sledge fought in Company […]