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Ernest Taylor Pyle (1900)close

Ernie Pyle, born in Dana, Indiana, was a journalist and war correspondent best known for his work during World War II. Pyle offered a foxhole view of the life of the average soldier through a column that reached millions of Americans in 400 daily and 300 weekly newspapers. Traveling with a group of infantrymen, the reporter was killed by a sniper's machine-gun bullet in le Shima, a small island west of Okinawa.

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