March 2010

"Sledgehammer" at War and at Peace

Volume 93, Issue 3

Explaining Eugene Sledege's Legacy To His Grandson

[Joseph A. "Jack" Sledge is the infant grandson of the late Eugene B. Sledge, former Corporal of Marines, survivor of two of the bloodiest battles in Marine Corps history, and author of the highly acclaimed rifleman s memoir "With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa." "Sledgehammers" story will be featured this spring in the HBO miniseries, "The Pacific," produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. This letter provides Jack a future perspective of his grandfather's character and legacy.]

Dear Jack,

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