Ernie Pyle
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"Ernest Taylor "Ernie" Pyle" was a Pulitzer Prize–winning American journalist, known for his columns for the The E. W. Scripps Company/Scripps-Howard newspaper chain, where he worked as a roving Columnist#Newpaper_and_magazine/correspondent from 1935 through most of World War II.

Prior to the war he traveled extensively throughout the United States, writing about out-of-the-way towns and their inhabitants in a distinctive, folksy style. After the U.S. entered World War II he reported from the Home front during World War II/home front and both the European theatre of World War II/European and Pacific War/Pacific theatres, including actions in North Africa, Europe, and the Pacific. He was killed in combat on Iejima during the Battle of Okinawa.

At the time of his death his columns were running in over 300 newspapers, and he was among the best-known American war correspondents. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944 for his spare, first-person reporting, which highlighted the role and plight of the common "Dogface (military)/dogface" infantry/infantry soldier. "No man in this war has so well told the story of the American fighting man as American fighting men wanted it told," wrote Harry Truman. "He deserves the gratitude of all his countrymen."

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