Sidney Phillips
You'll Be Sor-ree!
A Guadalcanal Marine Remembers The Pacific War
by Sid Phillips

Sid Phillips joined the Marines at age 17 and found himself fighting in the Pacific War on Guadalcanal as part of H-Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (H-2-1), the same unit as Helmet for My Pillow author Robert Leckie. Sid also was lifelong friends with With the Old Breed author Eugene Sledge.

Now publically available for the first time, these are the humble and candid tales that Sid collected during his Pacific war odyssey from the bloody banks of the Tenaru to the romantic respite of Melbourne to the monsoon-soaked jungles of Cape Gloucester. is honored to sell this book signed by Sid Phillips! We have for sale a small quantity of first edition hardbacks autographed in pen.

Each Signed Edition book will be accompanied by a COA and will ship bubble-wrapped and boxed. Books cannot be personalized. Limit two per customer.

An un-signed You'll Be Sor-ree! book
USA: $15.95 + $4 Media Mail
A Marine Sid Phillips autographed book plate
mounted in "You'll Be Sor-ree!"
USA: $29.95 + $4 Media Mail
First edition, first printing, hand signed on
the title page by Marine Sid Phillips!
USA: $45.00 + $10 SH (PA residents add 6% sales tax)
Guadalcanal Marine
Purchase Matt Hall's "Guadalcanal Marine" and Signed Edition "You'll Be Sor-ree!" book together and save!
USA: $124.95 + $20 SH
(PA residents add 6% sales tax)
$124.95 + $60 AIRMAIL SH
Print size: 16" x 20"
all prints are sold unframed
Advance Praise for Sid Phillip's You'll Be Sor-ree!

“We have an extraordinary opportunity now to recognize perhaps THE key player, if there is one, if there’s ONLY one key player, he might be at the very top of the pyramid . . . a man who appears over and over in our series . . . Dr. Sid Phillips!” - TOM HANKS, Executive Producer The Pacific

“For anyone who cares about the human dimension of war—its cost and its heroism—Sid Phillips’ book is a must-read . . .” - KEN BURNS, Emmy award-winning filmmaker

“Like his life-long friend, Eugene Sledge, Sid Phillips speaks to us in these enchanting memoirs in his natural voice, engaging and modest, full of insight and intelligence, but ever alert to the lighter side of even the most dismal human circumstances. And like any great story teller, he leaves you wishing to hear a great deal more.” - RICHARD B. FRANK, Author of Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle

Another great signed Pacific War book!

As a mortarman in K-Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (K-3-5), R.V. Burgin fought in the Pacific War at Cape Gloucester, then alongside his friend, Eugene Sledge, on Peleliu and Okinawa.

Islands of the Damned expands upon Eugene Sledge's book, With the Old Breed which featured many of R.V. Burgin's heroics.

To purchase this autographed book visit R.V. Burgin's website at! © 2018 All rights reserved___