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Sledgehammer - Old Breed Marine - 5/28/2011 11:26:33 PM   
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For Memorial Day weekend, I offer up this link to an excellent History Channel biography of Eugene Bondurant Sledge. It is in 5 parts, and part 1 is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y1grcyj_eo

My thanks to "The Pacific Fan" for posting this to You Tube.
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RE: Sledgehammer - Old Breed Marine - 5/29/2011 12:41:36 AM   
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Depends on what is considered old breed. Even me, I've had Marines from today call me old breed because we got to party hard before the Corps clamped down on the party goers. He told me my kind ruined the fun for Marines nowadays.

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RE: Sledgehammer - Old Breed Marine - 5/29/2011 1:07:32 AM   
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Depends on what is considered old breed. Even me, I've had Marines from today call me old breed because we got to party hard before the Corps clamped down on the party goers. He told me my kind ruined the fun for Marines nowadays.


Hmm -- well, the "Old Breed" was defined a bit differently in the 1940s, but I'm sure there were some hard partiers back then, too. Note that E.B. Sledge titled his book, "WITH the Old Breed...". I don't think he ever considered himself as one of them.

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RE: Sledgehammer - Old Breed Marine - 5/29/2011 1:19:22 AM   
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I watched part one. I hope they are all there. Thanks for sharing.

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RE: Sledgehammer - Old Breed Marine - 5/29/2011 1:34:41 AM   
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I watched part one. I hope they are all there. Thanks for sharing.


Yep, all five parts are posted. It makes me glad that Dr. Sledge lived to publish the book, and received some recognition before his death in 2001. Archived interviews with him are now commonplace in Pacific War documentaries.

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RE: Sledgehammer - Old Breed Marine - 5/29/2011 3:11:57 AM   
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nice watch, thanks

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