(Published February 2008)
By Richard Pyle, Associated Press
Originally Published February 4, 2008
NEW YORK — (Note: After this article was published, The Associated Press learned that the death photo of Ernie Pyle was published at least twice, in a 1979 newspaper article and a 1982 book).
The figure in the photograph is clad in Army fatigues, boots and helmet, lying on his back in peaceful repose, folded hands holding a military cap. Except for a thin trickle of blood from the corner of his mouth, he could be asleep.