Season 1, Episode 8 Iwo Jima

First Aired: May 2, 2010

Basilone's request to leave the war-bonds campaign is finally granted, and he's assigned to California's Camp Pendleton in December 1943 to train new recruits. At the base, he falls for a fellow sergeant, Lena Riggi, though both of them know he's likely to return to combat, which he does in February 1945 for the invasion of Iwo Jima.

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Annie Parisse Lena Riggi Basilone
Ben Esler Charles Tatum
Stephen Leeder Lt. Gen. Alexander Vandegrift
Rami Malek Merriel 'Snafu' Shelton

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  • Premiered: March 14, 2010
  • Rating: TV-MA
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  • Premise: A 10-part miniseries about U.S. Marines fighting the Japanese in the Pacific in World War II begins in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor and ends with their return home in 1945. Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman are the executive prod… (more)

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