Ernie Pyle D-Day columns available on 70th anniversary

Posted May 21, 2014


Kansas Press Association member newspapers can mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion in northern France with columns written by legendary reporter Ernie Pyle.

At the same time, they'll be promoting donations to the Ernie Pyle World War II Museum in his hometown of Dana, Ind. The museum features Pyle's birth home and adjacent Quonset huts containing memorabilia and multimedia presentations.

His columns, including one titled "The Horrible Waste of War," are available for download at the end of this article. In addition, a picture of Pyle is available for your use.

Pyle earned the Pulitzer Prize for war coverage.

Pyle wrote for the Scripps Howard News Service during the war and was killed as the war ended on a small island northwest of Okinawa in April of 1945.

Be sure to participate in this worthwhile project. You have lots of readers who would appreciate this look back at an extremely important turning point in World War II.

To be a part of this national tribute to Pyle and the generation he chronicled, individuals can go to and make a donation. Donors can receive a special collector’s edition of the documentary “G.I. Joe: The story of Ernie Pyle;” a poster about the movie signed by its producer, Marino Amoruso; or a coffee table book, “Ernie Pyle’s War: In Words and Pictures.”

Download "A Pure Miracle," published June 12, 1944.

Download "The Horrible Waste of War," published June 16, 1944.

Download "A Long Thin Line of Personal Anguish," published June 17, 1944.

Download Ernie Pyle's photo.