You'll Be Sor-ree! by Sid Phillips audiobook

You'll Be Sor-ree!: A Guadalcanal Marine Remembers the Pacific War

By Sid Phillips
Read by Dan John Miller

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5.33 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781452671369

Sid Phillips knew he was a long way from his home in Mobile, Alabama, when he plunged into the jungles of Guadalcanal in August 1942. A mortarman with the same company of the 1st Marine Division as Helmet for My Pillow author Robert Leckie, Sid was a seventeen-year-old kid when he entered combat. By the time he returned home some two years later, the island fighting on Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester had turned him into a man and an "Old Timer" by Marine standards. In this true story, Sid recalls his encounters with icons like Chesty Puller, General Vandergrift, Eleanor Roosevelt, and his boyhood friend Eugene Sledge, author of With the Old Breed. He remembers fighting in the battle of the Tenaru (Alligator Creek), the struggle for Henderson Field, bombardments by Japanese battleships, the brutality of the tropics, and the haunting notion of being surrounded and expendable. This is the story of how Sid stood shoulder to shoulder with his Marine brothers to discover the strength and faith necessary to survive the dark, early days of World War II in the Pacific.

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Sid Phillips knew he was a long way from his home in Mobile, Alabama, when he plunged into the jungles of Guadalcanal in August 1942. A mortarman with the same company of the 1st Marine Division as Helmet for My Pillow author Robert Leckie, Sid was a seventeen-year-old kid when he entered combat. By the time he returned home some two years later, the island fighting on Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester had turned him into a man and an "Old Timer" by Marine standards.

In this true story, Sid recalls his encounters with icons like Chesty Puller, General Vandergrift, Eleanor Roosevelt, and his boyhood friend Eugene Sledge, author of With the Old Breed. He remembers fighting in the battle of the Tenaru (Alligator Creek), the struggle for Henderson Field, bombardments by Japanese battleships, the brutality of the tropics, and the haunting notion of being surrounded and expendable. This is the story of how Sid stood shoulder to shoulder with his Marine brothers to discover the strength and faith necessary to survive the dark, early days of World War II in the Pacific.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

For anyone who cares abou the human dimension of war---its cost and its heroism---Sid Phillips' book is a must-[listen]. Ken Burns
“For anyone who cares about the human dimension of war— its cost and its heroism— Sid Phillip’s book is a must read.” Ken Burns, Emmy Award–winning filmmaker
“We have an extraordinary opportunity now to recognize perhaps the key player, if there is one, if there’s only one key player, he might be at the very top of the pyramid,…a native of Mobile, Alabama, a man who appears over and over in our series:…Dr. Sid Phillips.” Tom Hanks, executive producer of The Pacific
“Like his life-long friend, Eugene Sledge, Sid Phillips speaks to us in these enchanting memoirs in his natural voice, engaging and modest, full of insight and intelligence, but ever alert to the lighter side of even the most dismal human circumstances. And like any great story teller, he leaves you wishing to hear a great deal more.” Richard B. Frank, author of Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 5.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English