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Ernie Pyle Legacy Foundation hosts 70th anniversary memorial event

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

On April 18 the Ernie Pyle Legacy Foundation will host the Ernie Pyle 70th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony, in Honolulu at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, where Pyle is buried.

The ceremony is to commemorate the death of World War II Scripps-Howard feature columnist and foreign correspondent Ernie Pyle who was killed in 1945 by enemy fire.

A memorial stone will be dedicated to honor both the soldiers who gave their lives in WWII and Pyle who was embedded with them and reported on their personal stories that appeared in 400 daily and 300 weekly newspapers across the country.

Key speaker includes Indiana University Associate Professor Emeritus Owen Johnson.

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