For Armed Forces Day on May 18th at 7:30 PM: Free Admission to ‘Byline: Ernie Pyle’ With Steve LaRocque

On Saturday, May 18th at 7:30 pm to Honor ‘Armed Forces Day’
BYLINE: ERNIE PYLE
Takoma Park City Auditorium
7500 Maple Avenue, in Takoma Park, MD 20912
(near the Takoma Metro Station on the Red Line)

Steve LaRocque as Ernie Pyle. Photo by Harvey Levine.

Steve LaRocque as Ernie Pyle. Photo by Harvey Levine.

Byline: Ernie Pyle features actor Steve LaRocque as Ernie Pyle, recounting the major events of World War II in Pyle’s own words. The actor becomes the reporter, appalled at the tragic waste of war and the brutal conditions it imposes on the men who fight it, but personally committed to going back to it, again and again, until the end. Ernie Pyle was one of the first “embedded” reporters. As a correspondent during World War II for the Scripps-Howard newspapers.

Pyle went to war with sailors and aviators, anti-aircraft gunners and mule packers, medical teams and combat engineers, and, above all, his beloved infantry, “the underdogs… without whom wars cannot be won.” Pyle covered the London Blitz, the North African campaign, the invasion of Sicily and bitter mountain fighting in Italy, the Normandy invasion, and the glorious liberation of Paris. His now-famous dispatches chronicled the day-to-day stories of everyday American citizens who became warriors at a time of urgent need, and their triumphs and sacrifices that ultimately won the war.

Part of the ‘We Are Takoma Series.’

Free admission.

Open to all.

http://youtu.be/zb31gk-51Co

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