Sunday Feb 17, 2019
Bernalillio, NM 87004
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Learn about Pyle’s accomplishments and renowned letters home through the images and notes of Mr. Baldwin G. Burr.
baldwin G. Burr, historiain, photojournalist and archivist will transport us back to WWII in the Pacific as seen through the eyes of an iconic journalist. Through his daily syndicated newspaper columns, long-time Albuquerque resident, Ernie Pyle, documented characters and events he encountered as a roving reporter. Later, as a war correspondent during World War II, Ernie’s columns became a series of GI “letters home” that were greatly appreciated by the soldiers on the world’s battlefronts. Ernie was killed by a sniper on le Shima Island, near Okinawa, on April 18, 1945. Find out more about Pyle’s accomplishments and renowned letter’s home through the images and notes of Mr. Baldwin G. Burr.