Ernie Pyle State Historic Site, Indiana

The boyhood home of Ernie Pyle (1900-1945) is maintained as a state historic site dedicated to his life and work. Ernie Pyle was a distinguished newspaper journalist who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1944 for his WW II battlefront reporting. During the war years, his assignments took him to all the major American battlefronts. Pyle had a gift for personalizing the GI experience, and his reports were avidly sought after and read on the homefront. Ernie Pyle was killed while on assignment on the Pacific island of IeShima during the waning days of WW II. He is buried at the Punchbowl Memorial Cemetery (National Cemetery of The Pacific), Honolulu, Hawaii. Today, Pyle’s boyhood home features a museum, video theater, exhibits and a research library dedicated to his work.

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Links: Ernie Pyle World War II Museum

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