Steve Paul

July 8, 2014 11:45 AM

On this day in 1918, war wounds sent Ernest Hemingway on his life’s journey

While on his late-night rounds for a military canteen, delivering cigarettes and chocolates to Italian soldiers near the Piave River, a trench mortar shell exploded, killing one infantryman and slicing 227 metal fragments and shards into Hemingway’s body.

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