Although they now control the airfield, the battle continues on Peleliu with the Marines trying to dislodge the Japanese from their hillside fortifications. The Japanese are well entrenched and are proving difficult to get at. Sledge continues to do his job well, but is profoundly shaken by the death and destruction all around him. All of the men are affected when one of their officers is killed. Back in the US, John Basilone is still making public appearances and selling war bonds.
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When the cake is brought in during the scene with John Basilone, the flag has 15 stripes. See more
[after a particularly grueling encounter with a Japanese pillbox
Cpl. R.V. Burgin
Why don't they just surrender?
PFC Eugene Sledge
'Cause they're Japs.
With The Old Breed - End Title Theme From The Pacific
Composed by Blake Neely
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