Near Dana in Vermillion County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Replica of Ernie Pyle Monument
Ernie Pyle Road-Side Park
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.
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. Touch for map. 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. 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 (approx. 4.3 miles away); Oakland Cemetery (approx. 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. 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.)
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. Death Photo of Ernie Pyle. In the news recently was the re-discovery of a presumed unknown photo of the writer's death. (Submitted on July 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
4. Ernie Pyle Museum And Hillsdale Covered Bridge. Additional pictures and a video of the monument and covered bridge. (Submitted on August 20, 2010, by Michael W. Moss of New Whiteland, Indiana.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 3,793 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 5. submitted on October 17, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.