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Photo Of IU Legend Ernie Pyle Surfaces

Last updated on Tuesday, February 5, 2008

(NEW YORK) - A photograph has surfaced of famed World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle taken shortly after his death from a Japanese bullet on a small pacific island.

As far as can be determined, the photograph has never been published. It surfaced 63 years after his death, surprising historians.

Pyle grew up on a farm in Western Indiana.

Pyle trained as a journalist at Indiana University Bloomington.

A print of the photo has been in the possession of a retired naval officer from Goshen since a few months after Pyle's death in 1945.

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