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    RIP Ernie Pyle

    Taken at Ie Shima near the end of World War II.  Ernie Pyle was a journalist from Indiana.  His reporting of the campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and France won a Pulitzer Prize in 1944.  On April 18, 1945, while riding a jeep toward a forward command post on the island of le Shima to cover the front-line combat when he was hit by a Japanese machine-gun bullet in his left temple. He died instantly. 


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