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The last two photos are of the Ernie Pyle Theater in Toyko, Japan 1946.
Ernie Pyle was a WWII roving war corespondent for the Scripps Howard newspaper chain from 1935 until his death. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944. He was born on Aug. 3, 1900 and died on April 18, 1945 in Le-Shima, an island of Okinawa, after being hit by Japanese machine gun fire.
One of his famous quotes was:
"Their life consisted wholly and solely of war, for they were and always had been front-line infantrymen. They survived because the fates were kind to them, certainly - but also because they had become hard and immensely wise in animal-like ways of self-preservation."

I hope you enjoyed this photo trip through a very small part of WWII. Thanks to my uncle for taking these photos for us to reflect upon, and give many thanks to all who gave their service and sacrifice for our freedom we enjoy here in the great U.S.A.
Thanks to all,
Dave

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  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks AR8Jason for the appreciation.
    There are a total of 8 post of these photos. Hope you enjoy them all.
    Dave
  2. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks Chrisnp for the appreciation and for posting the story of your Dad.
    Dave
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks mikielikesigns2 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  4. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, officialfuel & Bruce99 for the appreciation,
    Dave
  5. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    You're very welcome Dave. Thanks for sharing them. I appreciate them all as a whole although it is hard to "love" or "like" photos of the absolute devastation that was WWII. It's hard for subsequent generations, such as ours, to appreciate the scale and sacrifice....the World Wars...Civil War...Revolutionary War....The only thing that I've experienced that comes close was Vietnam. I was too young to volunteer or to be drafted, but I had a cousin who was over there in action. He won't talk much about it. On one occasion, he told me that the place I was living in at the time would have been a perfect spot to be ambushed, or targeted by a sniper. He just concluded this "flash-back" of his by saying that we don't know just how good we have it in the U.S. Obviously, his perspectives on life were forever changed. Thanks again for sharing your Uncle's perspectives.
  6. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks BELLIN68 for the appreciation and thanks Bruce99 for the comments. I think all of us who have served in wars have gone through a life changing experience. Your cousin was right, "we don't know just how good we have it in the U.S."
    Dave
  7. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    I served in the U.S. Air Force for three years, but there were no conflicts during my time in Service. I just had to deal with the peace-time "jack wagons" that out-ranked me, and there were a lot of those. Most were good, honorable, qualified leaders, but it only takes one or two...and no doubt you know exactly what I'm talking about.
    Regards,
    Bruce

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