Ernie Pyle Museum offering 3 columns, 4 photos as 75th anniversary of D-Day approaches

His columns and photos are available to use as you wish

Ernie Pyle

The 75th anniversary of D-Day is an appropriate time for us to recall the sacrifices made by those serving and who had served in our Armed Forces. To mark this occasion, the Ernie Pyle World War II Museum in Dana, IN, and Scripps Howard Foundation offer this reprint of three columns written by Ernie Pyle immediately after the Normandy invasion. It’s a reminder to all of the ultimate sacrifice made by so many Americans to maintain the freedoms we enjoy.

If you decide to use the materials for your recognition of the (June 6) 75th anniversary of D-Day, we ask that you consider adding a paragraph about the Ernie Pyle World War II Museum. Donations may be made through the museum website at

Included in this email are copies of three columns, four photos of Pyle, and a short bio of him and mention of the Museum that you could use. Understanding space limitations, you may want to consider printing one of the columns and uploading all three to your newspaper website.

Info for column offering

A Pure Miracle column

A Long Thin Line Of Personal Anguish column

If you want to expose your readers to additional columns by Ernie Pyle, you could include the following link to the Indiana University School of Journalism, housed in Ernie Pyle Hall on the Bloomington, Indiana, campus, where your readers can access additional stories written by him:

If you have any questions about this 75th anniversary of the D-Day suggestion or about the Friends of Ernie Pyle or the Ernie Pyle World War II Museum, feel free to contact Steve Key at

Thanks for considering this tribute to veterans and Ernie Pyle.

Stephen Key, Executive Director and General Counsel

Hoosier State Press Association and President of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Ernie Pyle


Ernie Pyle works on an article while visiting the Anzio Beachhead, March 18, 1944

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Ernie Pyle visits with a tank crew of the 91st Tank Battalion in the Anzio Beachhead, circa March 1944.

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