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Sens. Young and Donnelly introduce legislation to declare Aug. 3 'National Ernie Pyle Day'



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Sens. Todd Young, R-Indiana, and Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, announced Monday a resolution to designate Aug. 3, 2018, National Ernie Pyle Day. Ernie Pyle was a journalism student at IU and was a war correspondent during World War II. IU Archives Buy Photos

Ernie Pyle will have his day. 

Sens. Todd Young, R-Indiana, and Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, announced Monday a resolution to designate Aug. 3, 2018, National Ernie Pyle Day. 

Young said in a statement Monday that the designated day will ensure Pyle's contributions to the state and nation will be honored.

“Ernie Pyle’s renowned career reporting throughout Indiana and World War II demonstrates the work ethic of Hoosiers and the dedication of Americans in commemorating our soldiers,” Young said. 

Pyle, a journalist and former editor-in-chief of the Indiana Daily Student, served as a correspondent in Indiana and eventually overseas during World War II. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his war correspondence in 1944. 

Donnelly said in the release he was proud to work with Young to introduce this legislation.

"Ernie Pyle — a Hoosier native from Dana, Indiana — forever influenced American journalism. His reporting from the battlefield in World War II captured the daily sacrifice and heroism of our service members fighting in the war.”

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