"It was so peaceful a death, that I felt its reproduction would not be in bad taste. But there probably would be another school of thought on this."
February 4, 2008 8:01 AM Subscribe
Before a hill, a figure rests, his hands folded.
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His face retains a unsettling demeanor of peace, or contemplation. Whatever thoughts come to his mind at this point, we shall never know, for he shall never awake from his slumber. [via
On Sunday, February 3rd, 2008, the Associated Press published the photo of slain journalist Ernie Pyle
Among those who recalled
the incident, Richard Strasser
was "The Army photographer who crawled forward under fire to make this picture later said it was withheld by military officials." Now in his eighties, he regrets not having sent a copy of the image to Pyle's widow.