Starring: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda
Directed By: Tim Van Patten
Executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the team behind HBO's Emmy-winning miniseries, Band of Brothers; this epic ten-part HBO miniseries tracks the extraordinary experiences of three US Marines across the vast canvas of the Pacific during World War II. In this episode, Marine Sgt. John Basilone prepares to ship out and confront the enemy somewhere in the Pacific after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, while budding journalist Robert Leckie enlists in the Marine Corps. Eugene Sledge, unable to enlist because of a heart murmur, says farewell to his best friend, Sidney Phillips, who is about to leave for boot camp.