Ernie Pyle (Ernest Taylor Pyle)

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Dana, Indiana, USA
The two greatest American war correspondents of World War II were Edward R. Murrow on radio and Ernie Pyle in print. Murrow is more famous today because he survived the war to do some of the best television journalism in the early days of that medium. However, during the war, Pyle was more popular, especially among the GIs at the front. He made a point of staying with the GIs, sharing their food, their fears and homesickness, and getting to know them better than any other correspondent. A great restlessness drove Pyle. Read more...