If the answer is yes, you’re becoming familiar with E. B. Sledge. His Okinawa Marine uniform is on display in the new George H. W. Bush Gallery!
For anyone who is not familiar with the name, he was a remarkable man. E. B. Sledge is author of With the Old Breed: at Peleliu and Okinawa and a former Marine. Ken Burn’s documentary The War was based partly on Sledge’s book. He was assigned to Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division and served as a Private First-Class on Peleliu and
E. B. Sledge’s book is available at the Nimitz Bookstore, the Bush Gallery Museum Store and through our online store -http://www.nimitz-bookstore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=nimitz&Product_Code=6245&Category_Code=bk-bio
And, just a reminder, episode five airs Sunday night on HBO.