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Episode 34: Telling the story of a Pennsylvania soldier rescued on D-Day +1

For months, WITF News Director Tim Lambert has been unraveling the story behind a scene that happened on Omaha Beach in Normandy 75 years ago.

By Katie Meyer

D-Day 75 years later: Ernie Pyle’s The Horrible Waste of War

"On the beach lay, expended, sufficient men and mechanism for a small war. They were gone forever now."
By Ernie Pyle, Indiana University School of Journalism

D-Day 75 years later: Ernie Pyle’s A Pure Miracle

"Our first waves were on that beach for hours, instead of a few minutes, before they could begin working inland."
By Ernie Pyle, Indiana University School of Journalism

D-Day 75 years later: Ernie Pyle’s A Long Thin Line Of Personal Anguish

"The strong, swirling tides of the Normandy coastline... carry soldiers’ bodies out to sea, and later they return them. They cover the corpses of heroes with sand, and then in their whims they uncover them."
By Ernie Pyle, Indiana University School of Journalism

How a Pennsylvania man ended up in an iconic D-Day invasion photo

The name of this balding, waterlogged soldier on Omaha Beach in Normandy has only been known to a select few. It turns out, he was from Pennsylvania.

By Tim Lambert