I just finished watching part 2 of the new HBO mini series The Pacific and so far I think it's excellent. I really can relate with the topic because a majority of my family fought in the Pacific theatre during WWII. My grandfather served on a destroyer during the battle of Sai Pan and enlisted two days after Pearl Harbor. My uncle became a Marine also after the Pearl Harbor attack and fought in the battles of Guadalcanal, Laos and Burma from 1941 to 1943. He has severe trama after the war and was hospitalized with post war depression. Things like thunder and lightning would cause him jump and even panic. My grandfather on the other hand didn't have any issues after he was finished serving. He wasn't in the frontlines like the Army or Marines were. He still though, saw his fare share of firepower from the Navy. This series though really shows how horrible war really is in reality. It's deadly, costly and comes with loss. Its a horrible, horrible thing to see another person dying in combat no matter who's side your on. It takes a toll on you both physically and psychologically. Those who go though it are the true pariots of this nation. If anybody who is on this board is in either the Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines or whatever branch you serve in, I tip my hat and salute you. Or if you have family who has fought in war or served I salute them too. I thank you and them for all that you do or have done.
that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides