ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The community is remembering a Pulitzer Award winning journalist. It’s first ever Ernie Pyle Day.
Pyle was a news columnist and correspondent during World War II. He lived in Albuquerque when he wasn’t in the field reporting.
During the war, Pyle was gunned down by a Japanese machine gunner.
Thursday, community members honored the work he did.
The ceremony included a proclamation from the governor’s office that also honored all World War II veterans.
Since his death, his home on Girard has become a public library, and there is an Ernie Pyle Middle school named after him.