Helmet For My Pillow by Robert Leckie
Robert Leckie is one of the Marines who is being depicted in the HBO mini-series “The Pacific”. One of the most riveting first-person accounts ever to come out of World War II. Robert Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his odyssey, from basic training on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war’s fiercest fighting took place.
First published in 1957.