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Eugene Sledge Biography

Eugene Sledge

Facts of Eugene Sledge

Date of Birth: 1923 , November-4
Date of Death: 2001 , March-3
Birth Nation: United States

Quick Timeline of Eugene Sledge

1923 Born in Mobile, Alabama
1942 Joined US Marine Corps
1946 Discharged from the Marine Corps
1949 Graduated from Auburn University
1962 Joined Alabama College
1981 Published his memoir With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa

Detail Timeline of Eugene Sledge

November 4 , 1923

Born in Mobile, Alabama

Multi talented and courageous, Eugene Sledge was born as Eugene Bondurant Sledge at the end of 1923 in Mobile, Alabama, United States of America to American parents. He was born and raised in a middle class family.

1942

Joined US Marine Corps

In the early 1940s, he joined Marion Military Institute but at the end of 1942 he joined the U.S. Marine Corps as a volunteer. As a US marine, he served in the K (King) Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines and 1st Marine Division (K/3/5).

1946

Discharged from the Marine Corps

His highest rank was Corporal. During the Battle of Peleliu and Battle of Okinawa, he served as a 60 mm mortarman. He also worked as a rifleman during that war. In the early 1946, he received the honorable discharge from the Marine Corps.

1949

Graduated from Auburn University

After he received the honorable discharge from the Marine Corps, he joined Auburn University and he finally earned his Bachelor of Science degree from there at the end of 1940s. During the late 1940, he had a hard time readjusting to civilian life.

1962

Joined Alabama College

He joined University of Florida in the mid 1950s as a research assistant and worked there till 1960. From 1962, he began working at Alabama College as its assistant professor. In 1970, he became the professor of biology. 

1981

Published his memoir With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa

In 1982, he published his memoir under the title With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa. This memoir was based on his combat experiences during World War II. This memoir was reprinted in 1990.

Content

Though Eugene was one of the appreciated figures in United States, information about his love affairs and married life was unknown in the media. His nationality was American and he was of white ethnicity. There is no any information about his brothers and sisters.

In the early 1940s, he joined Marion Military Institute but at the end of 1942 he joined the U.S. Marine Corps as a volunteer. As a US marine, he served in the K (King) Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines and 1st Marine Division (K/3/5). His highest rank was Corporal. During the Battle of Peleliu and Battle of Okinawa, he served as a 60 mm mortarman. In the early 1946, he received the honorable discharge from the Marine Corps. Later on he joined Auburn University and he finally earned his Bachelor of Science degree from there at the end of 1940s. He also joined University of Florida in the mid 1950s as research assistant and worked there till 1960. From 1962, he began working at Alabama College as its assistant professor.

Eugene died at the age of 77 in Montevallo, Alabama, United States. He died on 3rd of March 2001. His net worth was unknown.