Death Photo of Earnie Pyle Found


Earnie Pyle was a famous journalist that covered WWII in the Pacific. He was greatly loved by the soldiers and took many risks. In April of 1945 he was close enough to the front line to get killed by a bullet from a Japanese machine gun. It turns out that someone took a photo of his body. I read that the photo wasn’t very graphic or grisly and that Mr. Pyle appeared to be at rest. I would copy the article here into the blog but there are many copies of it out there in both the media (AP carried the news) and the Blogosphere so I’ll dispense with that. At 3PM on Memorial Day in 2008 I’ll be sure to keep Mr. Pyle in my thoughts.

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