Lewis Puller enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1918 at the age of twenty. That day he and the Corps formed a bond that would forever link them together in history. "Chesty" received his nickname for his barrel chest, but he became a legend in his own time while serving valiantly in Haiti, Nicaragua, the Pacific during WW2, and Korea. His record of earning five Navy Crosses for valor has never been matched, nor has his place in Marine Corps history as one of the finest combat officers ever. Good night, Chesty Puller, wherever you are!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Pacific -- An HBO Miniseries

 

Info on "The Pacific" an HBO Miniseries


The Pacific is being produced by the same people that did the Band of Brothers HBO miniseries. This time around they will explore the Pacific Theater of Operations. If you have not seen Band of Brothers, I suggest you do. The book and the miniseries are both fantastic. I'm a big fan of the late Stephen Ambrose, one of the executive producers (Along with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, whoever the hell they are?) of the miniseries and author of the book.

 
 Actor Bill Sadler and Lewis "Chesty" Puller

 Bill Sadler will portray Puller in the upcoming miniseries The Pacific. I see a resemblance, what do you think?

  
 Taking the beach from HBO's "The Pacific"

 
 The Pacific is based primarily on two memoirs of U.S. Marines: With the Old Breed by Eugene Sledge and Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie.


 
 Eugene Sledge and the actor whom portrays him, Joe Mazzello


  
Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone and the actor who will be playing him in "The Pacific" Jon Seda. Both wearing the Medal of Honor, one real, one a movie prop.


Bill Sadler as Chesty Puller


" Good Night, Bill Sadler, Wherever You Are!"

If you don't have HBO, get it before March 14th. This is going to be bad-ass. For more pictures from the upcoming HBO miniseries check out this link HBO: The Pacific: Slideshow

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