8:23 AM, October 19, 2007

The three upright glass exhibit cases located on the north side of the Special Collections and Archives Department feature materials honoring two World War II Auburn Marines:  Eugene B. Sledge (1923-2001) and Jack Simms (1926- ).  Both veterans fought in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.  Sledge published a memoir about his experiences, With the Old Breed at Peleliu.  Simms fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima and gave a lecture about his experiences on October 10, 2007.

The exhibit features numerous photographs, maps, newspapers, and other items including illustrated cigarette papers, books, and plaques.

The Eugene B. Sledge Collection can also be viewed online at the Auburn University Digital Library Collections web site.

The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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