Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sgt. Pete Paris

Sgt. Pete Paris the first enlisted man to report for duty on the editorial staff of YANK when it was activated in 1942, was killed in action June 6 on the Normandy beachhead while he was covering the D-Day landings of the 1st Division for this magazine.

Pete was an illistrator and photographer. He took some award winning photos during the African campain.

Pete Paris was 30 years old.

YANK 25 Aug 1944