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Error fixed on Ernie Pyle’s statue

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Photo: Jeremy Hogan, Herald-Times

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Ernie Pyle’s statue has filed a correction.

The bronze statue of the famed World War II journalist on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University had misspelled the word “correspondent” by dropping an “r.” But on Wednesday, a bronze artist from Detroit fixed the typographical error.

The (Bloomington) Herald Times ( reports that the work on an area of the statue’s left shoulder was done by Giorgio Gikas, an art conservator with Venus Bronz in Detroit.

University officials found the mistake in October, two days before the sculpture was to be formally dedicated.

The school commissioned the larger-than-life piece as a way to pay tribute to Pyle, who attended the university in the 1920s. It sits outside the Indiana University Media School.