Searching for Ernie Pyle & The Soldier’s Truth with David Chrisinger

@WWIIMemorial on YouTube
By David Chrisinger
15 Nov 23

In addition to leading the Public Policy Writing Workshop at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, David Chrisinger is the director of writing seminars for The War Horse, an award-winning nonprofit newsroom dedicated to reporting on the human impact of military service. David is the author of several books, including Stories Are What Save Us: A Survivor’s Guide to Writing about Trauma and was the recipient of the 2022 National Council of Teachers of English George Orwell Award.

At the height of his fame and influence during the Second World War, Ernie Pyle’s nationally syndicated dispatches from the front lines helped shape America’s understanding of what the war felt like to ordinary soldiers, as no writer’s work had before—or since. From North Africa to Sicily, from the beaches of Anzio to Normandy, and on to the war in the Pacific, where he would meet his untimely end, Pyle had a genius for humanizing the soldiers he met overseas by capturing the full gamut of emotions and experiences they were enduring.

Original Source: Friends of the National World War II Memorial on YouTube

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