Friday, October 17, 2014

Ernie Pyle

“BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Ernie Pyle will be remembered by many as one of America's great war correspondents. And, thanks to a new sculpture outside Indiana University's Media School building in Bloomington, a bronzed Pyle now may be remembered for sporting a patch on his arm with the word ‘correspondent’ misspelled. . . . 

“‘Ernie Pyle would have been amused by the misspelling,’ [observed] Owen V. Johnson, an associate professor at IU who specializes in Pyle’s letters. ‘He never had a sense of self-importance. He probably would have invited [sculptor] Tuck Langland to join him for a drink and then written a humorous column about the whole thing.’” 

—Michael Anthony Adams, reporter, “University statue of famed journalist has typo,” The Indianapolis Star, Oct. 16, 2014 Image: Indiana University journalism department chair Bonnie Brownlee checks Ernie Pyle for typos. Sculptor Tuck Langland is at right.

Editorial Comment: Get me the copy desk!

PeezPix by Ted Pease 

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