The wounded from Oklahoma
19th July 1943: Journalist Ernie Pyle finds himself in hospital with casualties from the U.S. 45th Division
Aa was well served by its journalists covering the war, many of them were very talented men - like John Steinbeck, an expert at portraying the realities of war for the audience at home.
They tried to entice him by telling him there would be nurses back in the hospital. But in his peaceful Oklahoma drawl he retorted, “To hell with the nurses, I want to get back to fightin’.”
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