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Indiana U. statue of WWII journalist Pyle has typo

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Ernie Pyle’s statue needs an edit.

A bronze statue of the famed World War II journalist on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University misspells the word “correspondent” by dropping an “r.”

The Herald-Times reports university officials found the mistake Wednesday, two days before the sculpture is formally dedicated.

Sculptor Tuck Langland says the mistake will be fixed.

The statue depicts Pyle sitting on an ammunition box with his typewriter, notes and a coffee cup on a table. The misspelling is on his jacket. Langland has said the scene is meant to show how Pyle spent so much time during the war with average soldiers.

IU commissioned the statue as a way to pay tribute to Pyle, who attended the university in the 1920s.

 

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