I wonder who has heard of Ernie Pyle?

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  1. Robert

    Robert Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I think we who lived during WW2 recall him. I know I do. He was one of the most famous war reporters. Pyle had been in Europe then in the Islands conflict with Japan when he was killed.

    Question: Who heard of Ernie Pyle

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie_Pyle#Pacific_theater
     
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    I have, and read his articles. My Dad and uncles were quite fond of him. Journalists during the war were very limited in what they could report, so they instead focused on personal stories of the GI's during WW II. Pyle was one of the few who went in with the invasion forces and stayed at the fronts.
     
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    I have.

    I know all about him.

    I read a book about him when I was younger.

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    Bill Maudlin was a popular cartoonist of GI's then ,too, in the same vein of 'the cult of the GI', as it was referred to.
     
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    I've heard of Ernie Pyle; he was a very well known and respected journalist who spent time on the front lines with the troops and was killed during a mission. It broke the hearts of many soldiers.
     
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    Hell yes. Even though I was only a child.
     
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    I remember his brother Gomer.
     
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    An Taibhse Well-Known Member

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    As someone who studied history extensively, I have read Pyle’s story. But, as someone who was raised in the EU and traveled a good deal of the EU’s battlefield (beside all of the EU), it’s Killjoy I am interested in; he, presumably, he, seems to have been everywhere.
     
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    I remember doing some diving off Ie Shima. I was the only member of the group who knew who he was, and told them the story of his writing and his being killed there 45 years earlier.
     

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