The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two - Tales of the Pacific and The Good Reuben James Summary & Analysis

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Tales of the Pacific and The Good Reuben James Summary and Analysis

In, "Tales of the Pacific," E.B. "Sledgehammer" Sledge notes the Japanese would commit suicide rather than surrender during the war. He recalls an incident where he and a friend pulled a wounded Japanese soldier from a building, only to have him pull a grenade. He admits he became tired of being afraid and began to take it out on the Japanese. He recalls several acts of cruelty and mistreatment toward the Japanese. Robert Lekachman admits he was a horrible soldier and so became a clerk. He wrote letters home to families of killed soldiers. Maurice Wilson is the company historian for 192nd tank battalion, which defended Bataan and was at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. His team moved to Manila, where he was...

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