Ernie Pyle Monument Marker Replica in Dana, Indiana

Ernie Pyle Monument Marker Replica in Dana, Indiana


The Ernie Pyle Monument Marker replica in Dana, Indiana is found at an unusual rest stop.

This Vermillion County attraction is located roughly two miles away from the small town of Dana, Indiana and the home of the famous war correspondent Ernie Pyle.

Ernie Pyle Monument Marker Replica in Dana, Indiana

Killed in battle in le Shima, an island off of Okinawa Honto, the replica serves to honor his memory near the town where he grew up.

The original was built at le Shima by the 1118 Engineer Combat Group United States Army.

At this rest stop you will also find an old covered bridge that has been relocated here for safe-keeping. It is now open to pedestrian traffic.  Built in 1876, I admire the foresight of the people in this very small town that rescued this wonderful Indiana covered bridge and gave it new purpose.

I’ll be featuring more about the unique covered bridge in a future article. Until then!

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Replica of Ernie Pyle Monument Marker in Dana, Indiana

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