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"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."
Tam,Great piece of history. I would love to visit that museum one day, when and if.Indiana University in Bloomington has about 40 of his columns online including downloadable MP3 recordings of one of the professors reading each column. I highly recommend for Pyle fans or WWII nerds in general.http://journalism.indiana.edu/resources/erniepyle/wartime-columns/Cheers,Bobby
The price of freedom.
BOTH THE S&W AND COLT NEW SERVICEREVOLVERS IN .45 ACP WERE QUITE ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTES FOR THE M-1911 A FRIEND HAD A NEW SERVICE CHAMBERED IN .455 WEBBLEY A BRITISH ORDER FROM "LEND LEASE" ? HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET ONE FOR LESS THAN $ 130.....STILL REGRETTING LOST ORDNANCE OPPORTUNITIES
Ernie Pyle got too close to the guys in front to survive the war, and didn't. A lot of good men lost. Fortunately for the US, Hitler also attacked his allies.
I'm a Pyle fan. One of the last presents my Mom gave me was the collection of his WWII articles. This version was edited by a bigographer and includes different drafts (typically censored vs uncensored) of some of his work.Interesting stuff.Rob (Trebor)
What happened, with stories of brave men like these how did we get to this year, in this century with a nation that seems to have forgotten all of the military guys who gave their lives for freedom.It sounds corny but kids should know this stuff in their bones and understand the price WWII cost in blood. Pictures like this leave a lump in my throat and a desire to help our nation cherish our heritage.
My heir is about to head for boot camp. There, according to the Navy, he will receive small-arms training consisting of shooting a Remington 870 and the M9 pistol. It is mostly laser-sim, but a recent decision allows 40 live 9mm rounds. I guess the admirals decided sailors should know what kind of noise a pistol makes.POW policy for later in his hitch? "No."(sigh)
The public schools in Illinois, and probably every other state have discarded Ernie's books.
Mine's turned 18 and graduated HS. He's strongly considering the Navy. If that's the way they are, I'm glad I've had him shooting, plus he has his own Sig P227 and frankenAR. I'd still rather he not join the enemy's military, but of all the branches, Navy may be the least worst.
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