Executed by the Germans after being taken POW while serving in C Company, 134th Infantry Regiment, near Lutremange, Belgium. His DSC citation from 14 Nov 44 states: On that date, Private First Class Pyle was advancing with his company against the enemy near Pevange, France. When a series of defensive enemy foxholes were encountered, Private First Class Pyle unhesitatingly advanced upon them. His helmet was knocked off by an enemy bullet as he started forward but he went on without it, ignoring the heavy frontal and flanking fire laid down by the enemy. He captured three of the enemy in the first foxhole and sent them to the rear. He coolly advanced upon a second and third foxhole, throwing grenades, and capturing two more prisoners. Still advancing, he threw grenades into a fourth foxhole, killing one of the entrenched enemy and capturing another.