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Near Dana in Vermillion County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Replica of Ernie Pyle Monument

Ernie Pyle Road-Side Park

 
 
Replica of Ernie Pyle Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, July 6, 2008
1. Replica of Ernie Pyle Monument Marker
Photo was taken facing North. Pavilion can be seen on the right.
Inscription.  
At this spot the 77th Infantry Division lost a Buddy.

Ernie Pyle
18 April, 1945

This is a replica of the original built at Ie Shima by the 1118 Engineer Combat Group United States Army.
 
Erected by Ernie Pyle Memorial Inc., an organization of Ernie's Friends and Neighbors.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsWar, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is April 18, 1945.
 
Location. 39° 47.824′ N, 87° 27.19′ W. Marker is near Dana, Indiana, in Vermillion County. Marker is on U.S. 36, 2.2 miles east of State Road 71, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in Ernie Pyle Road-Side Park - a full road side park off U.S. 36, complete with picnic tables, pavilion, play ground equipment, and a (walking) covered bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dana IN 47847, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ernie Pyle Home (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Hillsdale Steps (approx. 3.7 miles away); Wabash & Erie Canal
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(approx. 4.3 miles away); Oakland Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away); Montezuma Cemetery (approx. 4˝ miles away); Thy Wonderous Story, Illinois (approx. 5.2 miles away in Illinois); Christmas (Noel) Dagenet (approx. 5.7 miles away); Armiesburg (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker’s page has photographs of Ernie Pyle’s gravesite in Hawaii.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ernie Pyle. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on November 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Ernie Pyle. From Find a Grave. Site contains photos of the original Monument on Ie Shima. The monument replaced a wooden sign originally erected by the men of the 77th Infantry Division. (Submitted on July 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Many Photos. includes this memorial and photos of Ernie Pyle's home town of Dana, Indiana -and- items about Ernie himself. (Submitted on July 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Replica of Ernie Pyle Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, January 16, 2021
2. Replica of Ernie Pyle Monument
Closeup of text on sides 1, 2 3 & 4.
Replica of Ernie Pyle Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, January 16, 2021
3. Replica of Ernie Pyle Monument
Ernie Pyle image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia, Unknown
4. Ernie Pyle
1876 Covered Bridge at Marker Road-Side Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, July 6, 2008
5. 1876 Covered Bridge at Marker Road-Side Park
This is called a walking covered bridge. When a covered bridge becomes too old, vehicle traffic must be limited from crossing them. This one is limited to pedestrian traffic only.
The real Ernie Pyle Monument image. Click for full size.
Official U.S. Army photo
6. The real Ernie Pyle Monument
The "Little Guy's Memorial" - Buglers of 77th Inf Div sounds taps after the unveiling of a monument marking the spot where Ernie Pyle met his death. Monument built by men of the 1118th Combat Engineer Group.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 4,133 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   2, 3. submitted on January 17, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.   4. submitted on November 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   5. submitted on July 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   6. submitted on October 17, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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