A veteran types with Ernie Pyle at the first National Ernie Pyle Day celebration at Indiana University in Bloomington. As part of the event, Tuck stood by his 2014 sculpture, Ernie Pyle at Work, to explain it and answer questions.
Both Indiana senators, Democrat Joe Donnelly and Republican Todd Young, introduced the idea of a national Ernie Pyle Day. In December 2017, the resolution passed unanimously. The celebration is on August 3, which is Pyle’s birth date. Pyle was born in Dana, Indiana, and he studied journalism at Indiana University. He wrote newspaper columns for Scripps Howard and was sent to cover the wars in Europe against Hitler and in Asia against the Japanese.