Today in the Department of Defense, Wednesday, April 18, 2001
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz are in Washington today. There are no public or media events on their schedules.
The V-22 review panel will conduct deliberations during an open meeting today at 9 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1489 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va.
U.S. and Chinese officials are scheduled to meet today in Beijing to discuss the recent accident involving the U.S. EP-3 and Chinese F-8 aircraft. See the news release for details.
The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) is holding its semi-annual conference today through April 22 in Vienna, Va. See the news release for details.
The next regular DoD news briefing is scheduled for tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in the DoD briefing studio, Pentagon room 2E781. The briefer will be Rear Adm. Craig R. Quigley, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for public affairs.
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The American campaign against the Japanese on Okinawa still raged when a war correspondent new to the Pacific theater stepped ashore on Ie Shima, a small island just west of Okinawa. Traveling with a group of infantrymen, the reporter was killed by a sniper's machine-gun bullets. Saddened by their loss, the soldiers paid tribute to their fallen friend with a simple plaque reading: "At this spot, the 77th Infantry Division lost a Buddy, Ernie Pyle, 18 April 1945."
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