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Khufu
N. Carolina NC USA
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"With the Old Breed"
3/20/2021 9:19:19 AM
Read "With the Old Breed" by Eugene Sledge K Company 3/5 1st Marine Division about the fighting on Peleliu and Okinawa. Most WWII buffs have probably already read the book but for those that haven't it's very good.
DT509er
Santa Rosa CA USA
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"With the Old Breed"
3/20/2021 1:58:52 PM
The best!

Adapted into the series "The Pacific" brought those stories "Sledge" and his fellow Marines and sailors lived through visually!

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vpatrick
MA MA USA
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"With the Old Breed"
3/20/2021 2:25:31 PM
I read this book once I think its time to read it again thanks for the reminder Khufu! I may try the audible version in the car while Im going to work or puting around the yard.

vpatrick
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Brian Grafton
Victoria BC Canada
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"With the Old Breed"
3/20/2021 9:29:40 PM
Khufu, welcome to MHO.

I read Sledge’s Wth the Old Breed some years ago and enjoyed it thoroughly. I believe I was led to it through Henry Berry’s Semper Fi, Mac, compiled and published in 1983. Semper Fi was also a fine read, as I remember it.

Cheers. And stay safe.
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Wazza
Sydney  Australia
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"With the Old Breed"
3/20/2021 9:42:11 PM
With the Old Breed is up there with WWII memoirs.
Helmet for My pillow by Robert Leckie is also an excellent Pacific war memoir.
Regards.

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