26 Apr '15, 12pm

Ernie Pyle remembered for tales of soldiers' lives in WWII:

Ernie Pyle remembered for tales of soldiers' lives in WWII:

Excerpt from Ernie Pyle’s column, “The God-damned Infantry,” written May 2, 1943, in Northern Tunisia: Now to the infantry -- the God-damned infantry, as they like to call themselves. I love the infantry because they are the underdogs. They are the mud-rain-frost-and-wind boys. They have no comforts, and they even learn to live without the necessities. And in the end they are the guys that wars can’t be won without. … All along the length of this ribbon there is now a thin line of men. For four days and nights they have fought hard, eaten little, washed none, and slept hardly at all. Their nights have been violent with attack, fright, butchery, and their days sleepless and miserable with the crash of artillery. … In their eyes as they pass is not hatred, not excitement, not despair, not the tonic of their victory – there is just the simple expression of being here as thoug...

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