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WWII Peleliu United States Marine Corps veteran E.B. Sledge


E. B. Sledge

Marine Corps Mortarman / Rifleman
1943-1946

Sledge, a doctor's son from a proud, educated family, eschewed officers' training, preferring to serve in a Marine rifle company. An infantry veteran of both Peleliu and Okinawa, Sledge returned to Alabama to become a professor of biology.

He distilled his combat experiences into a remarkable and evocative memoir, With the Old Breed, published by the Oxford University Press and the United States Naval Institute Press.

01 April 1991 / 1100 Hrs


Photograph of WWII United States Marine Corps veteran E.B. Sledge, author of With The Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa

foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose | afterword by Senator John McCain

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