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Honoring D Day, 75 Years Later (1)


Ernie Pyle World War II Museum and Scripps Howard Foundation

The son of a tenant farming parents in west-central Indiana, Ernie Pyle became history's greatest war correspondent. Pyle wrote about the hardships and bravery of the common soldier, not grand strategy. When Pyle was killed by a Japanese machine gun bullet on the tiny Pacific island of Ie Shima in 1945, his columns were being delivered to more than 14 million homes.

The 75th anniversary of D-Day is an appropriate time for us to recall the sacrifices made by those serving and who had served in our armed forces.

To mark this occasion, the Ernie Pyle World War II Museum in Dana, Indiana, and Scripps Howard Foundation are offering columns written by wartime journalist Ernie Pyle immediately after the Normandy invasion. Pyle's powerful writing is a reminder to all of the ultimate sacrifice made by so many Americans to maintain the freedoms we enjoy.

The Herald is publishing three Ernie Pyle stories. "A Pure Miracle" was published in the Herald print editio...

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