"Guadalcanal Day One" photo autographed by Marine Sid Phillips
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Taken on August 7, 1942, D-Day for the invasion of Guadalcanal, this photo shows the newly landed Marines of the 1st Marine Regiment as they break from their march inland.
This 8 x 10 photo is autographed in black marker by Marine Sid Phillips. The photo features a caption reproduced from Sid's own penmanship that reads:
"This photo shows part of the second battalion, First Marines, about 30 minutes after coming ashore. I am off to the right of the column examining a mango or papaya tree and also taking a leak."
Shipping added in checkout // photo size: 8" x 10" // ships flat in a heavy-duty envelope
Pfc. Sidney Phillips
Sid Phillips joined the Marines at age 17 and found himself fighting on Guadalcanal as part of H-Company, 1st Marines (H-2-1), the same unit as Helmet for My Pillow author Robert Leckie. Sid has become internationally-known after his notable role in Ken Burns’ documentary, The War, and the Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg miniseries, The Pacific and for his beloved memoir, You'll Be Sor-ree!
Enjoy this short production about Sid Phillips featuring Tom Hanks & Steven Spielberg!
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