Monday, April 18, 2011

God bless an American hero


On this day in 1945, war correspondent and Scripps-Howard columnist Ernie Pyle was killed while covering the conflict in the Pacific.

His last words, to Lt. Col. Joseph B. Coolidge after the Jeep in which they were riding had been shot at by Japanese machine guns, reportedly were, "Are you all right?" The Japanese machine gunner opened fire again. Ernie was fatally wounded.

God bless a true American hero.

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