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Book Talk with David Chrisinger- The Man Who Told America The Truth About D-Day: Ernie Pyle
June 6, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
In June 1944, Ernie Pyle, a 43-year-old journalist from rural Indiana, was as ubiquitous in the everyday lives of millions of Americans as Walter Cronkite would be during the Vietnam War. And what Pyle witnessed on the Normandy coast triggered a sort of journalistic conversion for him: Soon his readers — a broad section of the American public — were digesting columns that brought them more of the war’s pain, costs, and losses at a time when America’s fighting men needed the home front to better understand what it truly cost to liberate Europe from fascism.
This program is free and suitable for all ages.
Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation from Generac Power Systems.