At the time of death on April 18, 1945, Pyle was the most widely read of all correspondents covering World War II. That is because he wrote about the war from the soldier’s perspective — outside, on the ground, and in the trenches alongside with them.
Pyle’s columns appeared in nearly 400 daily and weekly newspapers; and in the Stars and Stripes, the serviceman’s newspaper. Whenever Pyle came across a group of soldiers, he always introduced himself by saying: “Hi, I’m Ernie Pyle.”
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