Eugene Sledge, author of With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa, taught Biology here for many years. His papers are held at his alma mater, Auburn University, and the AU library has digitized many of these materials. The collection is available online and through Alabama Mosaic. The collection includes photographs from Dr. Sledge's time at Montevallo.
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa has been called one of the finest war memoirs ever written. Sledge's World War II experiences will be discussed in the episode of The War airing on PBS on Sunday, September 30, at 7 p.m.