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To his readers, Ernie Pyle was a master of telling the story of the little guy, of describing the fears and daily strife of soldiers fighting in World War II. He was not just a passionate writer, however. An early “embedded journalist,” he worked alongside the troops, experiencing much of what they did, placing himself in danger as they did. His columns captured the scene and his reporting humanized the war for many of his readers.

At the School of Journalism, Ernie Pyle is revered for his contributions to journalism and honored as the namesake of the building that houses an institution dedicated to teaching students what Pyle mastered: that great storytelling is built on great journalism skills and an ability to explain the larger issues of the world through the eyes of the people most affected by them.
 
Ernie Pyle

Born Dana, Ind., Aug. 3, 1900       
Died Ie Shima,  April 18, 1945
Read Pyle’s obit as published in The New York Times