John Basilone and the 7th Marines land on Guadalcanal to bolster the defenses around Henderson Field. Basilone, attempting to relocate his machine gun to a better position, bare-handedly cradles the hot barrel while in action, severely burning his arms, and continues fighting.

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The Battle of the Tenaru
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Leckie's poem

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The Pacific Season 1

# Title Air Date
The Pacific
1:1 Guadalcanal/Leckie Mar 14, 2010
1:2 Basilone Mar 21, 2010
1:3 Melbourne Mar 28, 2010
1:4 Gloucester/Pavuvu/Banika Apr 4, 2010
1:5 Peleliu Landing Apr 11, 2010
1:6 Peleliu Airfield Apr 18, 2010
1:7 Peleliu Hills Apr 25, 2010
1:8 Iwo Jima May 2, 2010
1:9 Okinawa May 9, 2010
1:10 Home May 16, 2010

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