Eugene Sledge (1923 2001). In 1981 Sledge published With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa a memoir of his World War II service with the United States Marine Corps. In April 2007 it was announced that With the Old Breed along with Robert Leckie's Helmet for My Pillow would form the basis for the HBO series The Pacific from the same producers as Band of Brothers.
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The 2010 HBO mini-series The Pacific was adapted in large part from Helmet for My Pillow, a personal narrative written by World War II United States Marine Corps veteran, author and military historian Robert Leckie.