sidney phillips


HBO WAR SERIES: The Pacific: Guadalcanal/Leckie 1x01

Dear Vera, it seems a lifetime since we met outside Saint Mary’s. This great undertaking for God and country has landed us in a tropical paradise, somewhere in what Jack London refers to as “those terrible Solomons.” It is a garden of Eden. The jungle holds both beauty and terror in its depths, most terrible of which is man. We have met the enemy and have learned nothing more about him. I have, however, learned some things about myself. There are things men can do to one another that are sobering to the soul. It is one thing to reconcile these things with God, but another to square it with yourself.


best friend:
first kiss:
asks you out:
shares a foxhole with you:
lets you borrow their raincoat:
too shy to tell you they like you:
gets wounded while saving you:
misses you after the war:
who you marry:


The Pacific - Objects: letters. 

Our own mail came up to us in canvas bags, usually with the ammo and rations. It was of tremendous value in boosting sagging morale.” - Eugene B. Sledge, With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa.