Sunday, May 02, 2010
The Pacific on HBO
So HBO as been showing their new World War Two mini-series THE PACIFIC.
It's kinda like Band of Brothers but set in the Pacific Ocean theatre of war against the Japanese.
It mostly follows a group of young U.S. Marines thrown into the most hellish combat you've ever seen or even thought about.
Limbs being blown off! Explosions! Islands infested with rats and crabs.
No drinking water. No sleep. Filthy rotten living conditions.
At war with the most brutal enemy modern man has ever seen.
It's a not a show for the squeamish.
These Marines went through so many hardships. Pain and blood and death. It's a wonder they came back even being able to speak.
Talk about heroes all you want but these World War Two guys are the kings of heroes.
Still with me?
I don't normally review tv shows on this here blog...but something happened to me the other day and I felt I had to share.
I was cutting the grass at home Friday morning when I noticed one of the wooden beams on my fence had fallen down.
I picked it up and put it back where it belonged...and in the process I got a splinter on the palm of my hand.
It was at that moment that I knew what the Marines stationed in the Pacific during World War Two went thru.
The pain. The suffering.
Semper Fi. Semper Fi.