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crager44
09-10-2006, 04:34 AM
Has anyone seen the trailer to this new Clint eastwood movie. Check it out! Nice corsair cockpit scene! http://www.flagsofourfathers.net/flags-of-our-fathers-trailer/

leitmotiv
09-10-2006, 09:24 AM
Lucky you! I and others have been trying to watch that dratted video for two days and it keeps locking up on us!

Was able to see the video for the second Iwo Jima film by Eastwood, LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA. They will likely be masterpieces.

sledgehammer2
09-10-2006, 05:53 PM
Thanks for the link... I knew this had to be coming soon. I do have one question... did the assault waves have LCVPs in them? I thought they were in LVTs with drop tailgates.

Jblon1788
09-10-2006, 06:23 PM
That statement is right in context, however Peleliu occured before Iwo Jima and Okinawa...if that's the point your trying to get at. Read "Brotherhood of Heroes", it's a great book about the Marines at Peleliu.

sledgehammer2
09-10-2006, 06:33 PM
Jblon, umm, not sure what you mean. I am quite aware of when Peleliu was, and am quite familiar with "Brotherhood of Heroes". Bill Sloan did a fine job with it and drew heavily from my dad's book for source material.

I was just asking about the presence of LCVPs in the assault waves at Iwo. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Regards,
Sledgehammer2

sledgehammer2
09-10-2006, 06:35 PM
I think you may be confused by the quoted statement in my sig... I realized that after looking at my first post again. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

badaboom.1
09-11-2006, 05:53 PM
Hey Sledgehammer2,If I may ask?Who is your Father?

sledgehammer2
09-11-2006, 06:42 PM
Hi,

He was E.B. Sledge and wrote "With The Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa". I was published in 1981. He was in the First Marine Div.

leitmotiv
09-11-2006, 09:23 PM
I read about your father in Paul Fussell's WARTIME, and intend to read his book. A classic work. Illustrious lineage! Regards