1st to Fight: Pacific War Marines is the 24th documentary about World War II from Tim Gray, president of the World War II Foundation. Tim Gray is a former local TV sports anchor and reporter who worked at stations in Michigan, Washington State, New York, Rhode Island and Florida.
1st to Fight: Pacific War Marines, an hour long documentary, focuses on several Americans of the famed 1st Marine Division, who took part in the United States’ first significant land offensive of World War II on the Pacific island of Guadalcanal.
The documentary, narrated by actor Jon Seda who portrayed Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone in HBO’s The Pacific, features impressive drone footage of Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands, as well as the remote island of Peleliu, one of the most horrific and least known battles of World War II.
In a two screen video comparison, viewers can see the daunting terrain the Marines faced on the islands when compared side by side via drone footage with what the battle sites look like today.
1st to Fight: Pacific War Marines is airing on PBS stations around the country. Check local listings for the schedule nearest you.
NOTE: 1st to Fight: Pacific War Marines is the 24th documentary about World War II from Tim Gray, president of the World War II Foundation. Gray is a former local TV sports anchor and reporter who worked at stations in Michigan, Washington State, New York, Rhode Island and Florida.
I worked with Tim Gray at WINK in Ft. Myers, Fla., and at WESH Orlando. Gray’s Emmy award winning films rank in the top-five of most requested programs nationally by PBS stations, and have been recognized with American Public Television’s prestigious National Programming Excellence Award.
Some of the narrators of the one-hour to 90 minute long films include: Tom Selleck, Dan Aykroyd, Matthew Broderick, Tim McCarver, Dale Dye, Damian Lewis, Kyle Chandler, Peter Kessler and Chandler Massey. The WWII Foundation has chronicled the personal stories of veterans in both Europe and the Pacific in WWII.
Click here for more information about the World War II Foundation.
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