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Dan Wegmueller: Ernie Pyle, troubled and heroic
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"At this spot the 77th Infantry Division Lost a Buddy." So reads the inscription on the simplistic, but enduring half-obelisk. Just below, a proviso is etched in stone: "This is a Replica of the Original Built at Ie Shima by the Engineer Combat Group United States Army." This memorial can be found at a rest stop just outside Dana, on the western border of Indiana.

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