FROM THE ARCHIVES: Death in the shadow of a wall

Monday, May 30, 2011 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 3:22 p.m. CDT, Monday, May 30, 2011

Editor’s note: In honor of Memorial Day and the many people who fought for the United States, the Missourian is republishing this column by Ernie Pyle. Pyle accompanied World War II Allied forces in the invasions of North Africa, Italy and Normandy, and reported from the front lines with stories of soldiers and their lives. He was killed by Japanese gunfire on Ieshima in 1945.