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The Pacific: Hell Was An Ocean Away

Sidney C. Phillips, an easygoing Alabama teenager, enlisted along with a buddy. "Manila John" Basilone was the son of immigrants who found happiness in the rough-and-ready life of a marine. Eugene B. Sledge watched his best friend and his brother go off to war-and finally rebelled against his parents to follow them. "Shifty" Shofner was the scion of a prominent family with a long record of military service. Ensign Vernon "Mike" Micheel left the family farm to complete flight school. Here, Hugh Ambrose focuses on their experiences and those of their fellow servicemen, enhancing and expanding upon the story told in the HBO miniseries.

Drawn from military records, letters, journals, memoirs, photos, and interviews, The Pacific offers a unique perspective on the war against Japan. These were the men who put their lives on the line; who were dispatched to the other side of the world to fight an enemy who preferred suicide to surrender; who suffered in POW camps and witnessed casualties among soldier and civilian alike; and whose medals came at a shocking price-a price paid in full by all.

Made in the USA. 508 pages.

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Everything was perfect. My husband is a Veteran and enjoyed this gift very much. Thank you.

Enjoyed the book I always like reading real history.
One of the cups was completely destroyed, sent you an email when received got no reply, not happy on this
Got no geek patch or black tears.
What I did get intact (book & 1 cup) proved to be quite expensive…………

Loved it so much we bought it twice

My parents brought this shirt back as a souvenir for my 4 year old daughter. She wore it constantly until the day she discovered scissors 😭. She cut it up and was so proud of herself until I freaked out, then we both cried… I would usually take this opportunity to teach a lesson about scissors and say “sorry, you’re SOL.” But this gift was so loved and I felt she learned her lesson when she realized she had ruined it rather than improving it.

Great quality sticker

I bought it to put with my photo book and keepsakes from my trip to visit this incredible memorial.

Great coin

Just a beautiful tribute to those who served at Pearl Harbor on that fateful December 7th.