By Sid Phillips
A mortarman with H-2-1 of the mythical 1st Marine department, Sid used to be purely seventeen years outdated whilst he entered wrestle with the japanese. a few years later, whilst he lower back domestic, the island scuffling with on Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester had became Sid into an "Old Timer" by means of Marine criteria, and extra: he left as a boy, yet got here domestic a man.
These are his memoirs, the common-or-garden and candid stories that Sid gathered in the course of a Pacific odyssey spanning part the globe, from the grueling boot camp at Parris Island, to the coconut groves of Guadalcanal, to the romantic respite of Australia. during this precise tale, Sid remembers his encounters with icons like Chesty Puller, normal Vandergrift, Eleanor Roosevelt, and his boyhood buddy, Eugene Sledge. right here, he recalls the rain of metal from eastern bombers and battleships, the brutality of the tropical parts, and the haunting thought of being expendable.
This is the tale of the way Sid stood shoulder to shoulder along with his Marine brothers to find the internal energy and deep religion beneficial to outlive the darkish, early days, of WWII within the Pacific.
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