Collection Highlights

Growing Up
This picture of Eugene B. Sledge was taken sometime in the 1920s or early 1930s. It shows Sledge as a young boy. The caption reads "Eugene Bondurant Sledge, son of Dr. & Mrs. E.S. Sledge, Mobile, Ala.

The War
This is a picture of some of the men in Company K-3-5, 1st Marine Division. Eugene B. Sledge is in the center of the front row, with his dungaree cap pushed back; his buddy George Sarrett is behind his right shoulder. This is the company that Sledge fought with in the Pacific in World War II.

Professor and Writer
This picture was taken in the fall of 1982 in the library at the University of Montevallo during an autograph party with Eugene B. Sledge for his book With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa.