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Lost Photo of Ernie Pyle Found

February 3rd, 2008

A photo of the most celebrated correspondent of World War II, Ernie Pyle, was finally revealed to the public 63 years later after it was taken, surprising historians and reminding a forgetful world of a humble correspondent who artfully and ardently told the story of a war from the foxholes.

The author of a 1997 biography, “Ernie Pyle’s War,” and Owen V. Johnson, an Indiana University professor who collects Pyle-related correspondence, said they had never seen the photo. The negative is long lost, and only a few prints are known to exist.

Click here to view the print and to read more of this story.

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