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Harry Momi and his photo of Ernie

Harry Momi, and the Last Known Photograph of Ernie

Mr. Harry Momi of Stockton, California honored us with his presence during the 70th Anniversary of the death of Ernie Pyle, bringing the last photograph of Ernie ever taken.

Harry was a tank commander with the 77th Infantry Division in April 1945, and asked Ernie if he could take his picture. Ernie agreed, and posed on Harry’s tank. Less than 24 hours later, our beloved Ernie was killed by sniper fire. We are very grateful to have such an incredible opportunity to meet with Mr. Momi, and deeply appreciate the picture he donated to our museum.

Harry Momi with Photo