"The Veterans" photo autographed by heroes of "The Pacific"
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Peleliu 1944: After battling a savage enemy dug into caves, an environment with temperatures exceeding 115 degrees, and a terrain of razor-sharp coral, these Marines of the 1st Marine Division have earned the title "veteran" as they depart the front. Peleliu would produce the highest casualty ratio of the Pacific War before being deemed an American victory.
This is autographed in black marker by Peleliu veterans Sterling Mace, who served with Eugene Sledge in K-Company and Jim Young, who served with Sid Phillips and Robert Leckie in H-Company. The photo features an exclusively designed vintage motif.
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Pfc. Sterling Mace
A rifleman with K-Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (K-3-5), the Marine company featured in With the Old Breed and in HBO's The Pacific, Mace fought at Peleliu and Okinawa. Mace is the author of Battleground Pacific and is featured in Adam Makos' Voices of the Pacific.
Sgt. James Young
A three Campaign veteran, Young served as in the Mortar Platoon with H-Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (H-2-1). Young fought alongside fellow H-Company Marines Robert Leckie and Sid Phillips on Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, and Peleliu. His stories of combat and survival are featured in Adam Makos' book Voices of the Pacific.
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