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Richard Tregaskis » Best known for his book Guadalcanal Diary which he wrote after spending six weeks with the U.S. Marines during and after the landing on Guadalcanal in 1942. Tregaskis would continue on to write Vietnam Diary after spending time with the U.S. Marines in Vietnam. In all, he wrote thirteen books from 1943 to 1975 on the subjects of military history and U.S. politics.


Robert Sherrod » Sherrod was best known for his years of writing and editing for TIME and LIFE magazines during WWII. He accompanied the US Marines at Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Saipan, Tarawa and Attu. Sherrod authored books on Tarawa , Saipan and Iwo Jima, and five total on World War II. He would later go on to cover the wars in Korea and Vietnam.


Ernie Pyle » was an American journalist who wrote as a roving correspondent for the Scripps Howard newspaper chain from 1935 until his death in combat during WWII. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944. His articles, about the out-of-the-way places he visited and the people who lived there, were a folksy style much like a personal letter to a friend. He enjoyed a following in some 300 newspapers.


Bill Mauldin » A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist from the United States, he was most famous for his WWII cartoons depicting American soldiers, as represented by the archetypal characters Willie and Joe, two weary infantry troopers who stoically endure the difficulties and dangers of duty in the field. These cartoons were published and distributed in Stars and Stripes.

 

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Ed Reep, Combat Artist

Started by Melissa Marsh Feb 23, 2012. 0 Replies

Ed Reep was a U.S. Army soldier and combat artist during the war. He served in North Africa and the Italian Campaign. You can read about his amazing story in his autobiography entitled, "A Combat Artist in World War II." If you can't find this at your library, there are still a few copies on Amazon at a fair price. It's a terrific book. http://www.amazon.com/Combat-Artist-World-War-II/dp/0813116023/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2 His artwork is featured in the U.S. Army Center of Military History. You can also find his story in They Drew Fire, a documentary and book about combat artists during WW2.…Continue

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Comment by Julia Kennedy Cochran on January 6, 2010 at 11:59am
My father, Edward Kennedy, was probably the most famous--or infamous--journalist at the end of WWII because of his reporting of the German surrender. After allowing 17 journalists, including my father, to witness the surrender, Eisenhower's staff decided to embargo the news because Stalin planned his own surrender ceremony in Berlin two days later. My father discovered that the Germans had released the news to their own troops and begged the censors to lift the embargo. They refused. He released the news, scooping the other journalists and incurring the wrath of Eisenhower. He was disaccredited, sent back to the U.S. and eventually fired (after 10 years as a war correspondent, ending up as head of the AP's Western Front operations). About a year later, he was able to prove that the Allies had permitted the Germans to report the surrender and got his credentials back. His case is taught in many journalism classes as a story of freedom of the press sullied by overbearing censorship. I am currently trying to find a publisher for his war memoirs, which I have turned into a biography.

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Comment by Scott Lyons on January 6, 2010 at 12:03pm
Wow, that is a fantastic story Julia. The censorship back then was extraordinary as you say.
I hope you are able to secure a publisher for the biography ... I would buy it.

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Comment by Randy Gann on January 6, 2010 at 1:44pm
I agree, would love to read it.

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