I was reminded this morning by Sondra K's post yesterday, that on April 18, 1945, Ernie Pyle was killed by Japanese gunfire on Okinawa. He was the most famous war corrospondant of WWII. And the best of any war. I've recently read 3 of his books and highly recommend anything he wrote.
Here's a good link from her site to a - Nice link on Ernie Pyle Here.
Unfortunately, If there's an Ernie Pyle out there now, you'll never get a chance to see his work. Such is the way of things these days.
Maybe Michael Yon. I don't know.
Historical Note for Today- Kim Du Toit reminds me this morning that on April 19, 1775, The Battle of Concord was joined between the Minutemen and the Brits, beginning the War of Independence. BTW - Took until 1789 to finish the war and ratify the Constituion. Damn Quagmire. Lucky damn thing, Jack Fuckin' Murtha wasn't in charge.