The Press: Last Appraisal

Among the scrub eucalyptus trees in a trim little Australian-American military cemetery outside Port Moresby, the New York Times's Byron Darnton was buried last week with full military honors. The Army said only that he was killed in an accident. He was 44 years old and the tenth U.S. correspondent to fall in line of duty in World War II.

Prophetically, Barney Darnton's last dispatch was a measured appraisal of his hazardous job and the mood of the fighting men with whom he served. He wrote in part:

". . . Men who wrote the news of the last war have told me...

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