During the beginning of the 20th century there was bar a more prominent military and war journalist than Richard Little. Little was a renown journalist known for his efforts to get right into the heart of the story. He covered the Spanish-American War and the Filipino revolts against the United States before the turn of the century. He followed this with being a more prevalent face of the conflicts on the Russo-Japanese War.
During this struggle he was at one point imprisoned by the Russian army for what they believe was him harboring Japanese soldiers. Little followed this with covering the first World War, where he sustained a broken leg and several head injuries while acquiring war stories.
His peers at The Pantograph had this to say of Little’s ability, “He was a racehorse who was bored sick by being hitched to a buggy. Between wars the local reporting was a dull field and Dick was a difficult child for the city editor to manage, but give him a war and he could come out in real fashion.”