Ernie Pyle home photographs
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- circa 1945; 1982
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When World War II broke out, he became a war correspondent, covering campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and France, which won him the Pulitzer Prize for journalism in 1944. Pyle moved on to the Pacific theater and accompanied U.S. armed forces on Iwo Jima. During the Okinawa campaign, he was killed by Japanese machine-gun fire while visiting the nearby island of Ie Shima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan on April 18, 1945. Pyle was initially buried in Japan, but eventually interred in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii.
His childhood home in Dana was saved from demolition as part of an effort to create the Ernie Pyle WWII Museum. The house was relocated, restored, and dedicated as an Indiana state historic site in 1976. In 1983, Pyle was posthumously award the Purple Heart, not for his brief World War I service, but for his fatal wound he received during World War II, despite his civilian status.
"Ernie Pyle." Encyclopaedia Britannica. Last modified July 30, 2021. Accessed October 21, 2021. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ernie-Pyle.
Findagrave.com. "Ernie Pyle." Find A Grave Memorial. Accessed October 21, 2021. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2143/ernie-pyle.
Indiana University Media School. "New Scholars Visit Pyle Home Town." The Media School Report, August 29, 2016. Accessed October 21, 2021. https://mediaschool.indiana.edu/news-events/news/item.html?n=new-scholars-visit-pyle-home-town.
The Ernie Pyle WWII Museum. "Ernie Pyle's Boyhood Home." Accessed October 21, 2021. https://erniepyle.org/ernie-pyles-boyhood-home.
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