Ernie Pyle 1900 - 1945
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Success! Merged today with a previous one. This way we can see what we've covered. :wave2:

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
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#22

Thank you M1, that's where it should be.

 

Colin. :pdt34:

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#23

Hello all, I just wanted to add some pictures I took recently to this topic. I just recently took the ferry from the Motobu port (on Okinawa) to Ie Shima (now Iejima) with the family. One of the first things we saw was the Ernie Pyle monument. It is in a neatly kept plot of land (indeed, there were some locals working on the grounds while we were there). It was very quiet and fitting place for the monument. See all of the pictures here. There are more I will share with you, I just haven't gotten to it just yet.

 

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On the obverse of the monument. The USS Cabot was the first Navy ship he spent time on.

 

 

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#24

Ah, and I see it was erected by the 1118th Engineers. Way to go boys. Am checking out the other pics right now. Thanks Todd. Great post.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#25

Don't know if you realized it, but your son has the Ernie Pyle smile. Go back and look at the pics and let me know what you think. Uncanny!

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#26

Funny! I hadn't noticed, but he does!

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#27

Image sent to me by Hugh Ames who lives in Hawaii

 

 

This is a great thread about Ernie Pyle. We took a vacation to Oahu back in December, crossed seeing Pearl Harbor off my bucket list. I took this photo of Ernie Pyle's headstone while at the National Cemetery Of The Pacific. It is a beautiful cemetery, sure wished I could have spent more time there walking the grounds.

 

Randy

 

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#28

Thanks for posting that. Have never been to Hawaii. We love Ernie!

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
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