Milestones, Mar. 22, 1943

Married. Lieut. General Brehon Burke Somervell, 50, Chief of the Army Service Forces; and Louise Hampton Wartmann, 49, friend from his West Point days; both for the second time; in Ocala, Fla.

Remarried. Ernest Taylor ("Ernie") Pyle, 42, veteran Scripps-Howard columnist, now in North Africa and Geraldine Siebolds Pyle, 43, eleven months after their divorce (after 16 years); by proxy; in Albuquerque, N.M.

Died. Stephen Vincent Benet, 44, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet (John Brown's Body) ; of a heart attack; in Manhattan. A more popular poet than either his brother William Rose or his sister Laura, he was also a deft fiction writer (The...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!