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May 15, 2014

Boomhower to give program on Ernie Pyle

PENDLETON — One of the most beloved figures in the history of Indiana was Ernie Pyle, who was on assignment as a war correspondent during World War II. His articles, about the out-of-the-way places he visited and the soldiers who fought there, were written in a folksy style, much like a personal letter to a friend. He reported, both in Europe and the Pacific, until his death in combat on a Pacific island. Pyle won a Pulitzer Prize in 1944.

The book "A Soldier’s Friend: The Life of Ernie Pyle" by Ray Boomhower, the author of many books on Indiana history and former reporter for The Anderson Herald, explores the Ernie Pyle era. Boomhower will offer a presentation on his book at the Pendleton Community Public Library at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24. The agenda will include a reception and book signing for the author. Special recognition is planned for veterans.

The program is co-sponsored by the Pendleton Historical Museum. Admission is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated. Call the library at 778-7527 or email

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