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!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Eugene Sledge -- Interview and Video

Eugene Sledge

The video below takes a look at the life of WWII veteran Eugene Sledge. It features interviews with Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, actor Joe Mazzello and the team behind the HBO miniseries "The Pacific."

Joe Mazzello as "Sledgehammer"

The recording below is a cool interview with Joe Mazzello, he talks about playing Eugene Sledge, meeting Sledge's family, the mental strain all the actors went through after production, and about actor Rami Malek, who played "Snafu" in HBO's The Pacific.

Don't leave here without listening to this, it's very interesting!

With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa

God Bless You Sledge!

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