What was the significance of Gunny giving Sledgehammer the lighter at the end of the last episode? A passing of the torch (literally and figuratively)?
Levallois said:What was the significance of Gunny giving Sledgehammer the lighter at the end of the last episode? A passing of the torch (literally and figuratively)?
GallatinHatMan said:10. Last episode next Sunday.
I'm reading Hugh Ambrose's companion book now. Has anyone else read it?
Doublegun said:A fitting conclusion to a tremendous series. I have always had a great deal of respect for veterans of any war but I am in awe of those who fought in the PTO.
As the one who started this thread several weeks ago and having watched and re-watched every episode for me personally, it did exceed expectations but in ways I never really expected. Comparing The Pacific to Band of Brothers is like comparing the ETO to the PTO - they were completely different wars, fought against completely different enemies in completely different environments under completely different conditions.
On Memorial Day I am sure I'll think of Sledge, Leckie, Basilone, Gunny, Snafu and what they endured and I will have a greater appreciation for everyone who served in the PTO. And, I am sure that I will not be the only one who feels that way.