It was 70 years ago Saturday that Ernie Pyle was felled by a Japanese bullet in the South Pacific.
He was 44 years old,a Pulitzer Prize-winner and perhaps the best-known American journalist of World War II.
To mark the occasion, a ceremony is planned at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, better known as Punchbowl.
A band will strike up the music at 9:45 a.m., followed by a program that will include the playing of “Taps,” a memorial address and a eulogy.
The sponsors include the Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, of which I am a member.
Visit the Ernie Pyle Legacy Foundation for more information.
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