Welcome to the official website of WWII Marine R.V. Burgin!

You may have read about R.V. in Eugene Sledge's book, With the Old Breed, and if not, you'll be able to see his story in the upcoming mini-series, The Pacific.

Here you can learn more...

Hear R.V. describe his combat experiences in the Pacific War!

See never-before-seen photos of R.V. from his WWII days and recent trips to Hollywood!

Learn of events where you can meet R.V. in person!

And, for autograph collectors, here you can buy signed copies of R.V.'s NEW book "Islands of the Damned"

The Today Show: Meet the vet behind ‘Pacific’ hero . . .

The Courier:
Man Behind the Miniseries

NPR:
Veteran R.V. Burgin Fought In 'The Pacific'

Houston Chronicle:
Miniseries, book record vet's Pacific war memories

The New York Times:
No Enchanted Evenings in This Pacific Warfare

The Dallas Morning News:
'Islands of the Damned' book review

   
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