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Ernie Pyle killed on Ie Shima

The fighting man lost its best friend and greatest advocate on April 18, 1945, when Ernie Pyle was killed by a Japanese machine-gunner on Ie Shima.

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A very different Washington Post

Sometime after V-J Day, the War Department produced a list of correspondents who had received official acknowledgement for covering various theaters of the war. The list runs 13 typewritten pages and by my count includes the names of 837 reporters and photographers. Exactly one of them, Edward T. Folliard, worked for The Washington Post. It’s a mind-boggling notion for someone

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