Ernie Pyle Biography
Birthday: August 3, 1900 (Leo)
Born In: Dana, Indiana, United States
Ernest Taylor Pyle was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist and war correspondent. He is best remembered for his stories about ordinary soldiers who fought in the Second World War. He was also known for the columns he wrote from 1935 till 1941 for the Scripps-Howard newspaper syndicate. He earned popularity and acclaim for his simple accounts of ordinary people across North America. He continued to write his stories revolving around human interest when the United States entered the Second World War. He died after being hit by enemy fire during the Battle of Okinawa. He was known as one of the best war correspondents in America at the time of his death. His writing style was praised by the then-President of US, Harry Truman, after his death. Along with the Pulitzer Prize, he had also received numerous other honors throughout his career. He received the National Headliners Club Award twice and was featured on the cover of ‘Time’ magazine in July 1944. He was given an honorary doctorate from the University of New Mexico and a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Indiana University. The US government posthumously awarded him a Medal for Merit shortly after his death.