"Peleliu 1944" photo autographed by Marine R.V. Burgin
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Taken during the invasion of Peleliu, this rare photo shows Eugene Sledge, R.V. Burgin, James Burke and the Marines of K-Company as they ride a LVT amtrack towards the beaches of Peleliu.
This 8 x 10 photo is autographed in black marker by Marines R.V. Burgin and James Burke. The photo features a caption reproduced from RV's own penmanship and an exclusively designed vintage motif. Ships free to US addresses.
Sgt. R.V. Burgin
Burgin was the squad leader of Eugene Sledge and SNAFU Shelton with K-Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (K-3-5). Burgin fought at Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He was featured in Eugene Sledge’s classic book With the Old Breed and portrayed in the HBO miniseries The Pacific. Burgin is the author of Islands of Damned: A Marine at War in the Pacific.
Cpl. James Burke
As a Marine in WWII, Burke fought as a mortar man with K-Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (K-3-5), on Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa. Burke is a character in Eugene Sledge’s classic book With the Old Breed, where he is referred to by his nickname, “The Fatalist." Burke is also featured in R.V. Burgin’s book, Islands of Damned: A Marine at War in the Pacific.
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