for "The Story Of G. I. Joe"
Released in 1945, director William Wellman's "The Story of G.I. Joe" was based on the newspaper columns
of war correspondent Ernie Pyle.
As played by Burgess "Penguin" Meredith, 'Pyle' tags along with a group of infantrymen
from North Africa to Italy, led by Captain 'Bill Walker' (Robert Mitchum) and Sergeant Warnicki (Freddie Steele.)
'soldiers'appearing in the film are actual veterans of the Italian campaign.
Mitchum stands out as the battle-weary
"G.I Joe", loyal to his men and his duty and received an Oscar nomination for his performance.