What has made E.B. Sledge's memoir of his experience fighting in the South Pacific during World War II so devastatingly powerful is its sheer honest simplicity and compassion.
giza - the one story of the huge floatilla approaching the island. A marine goes to urinate and falls off the troop carrier. Too bad. Do you really think an invasion can be halted to retrieve one measly marine. Sorry, but he has to drown.