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Indiana University Adds Statue of Journalist Pyle

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – A statue of famed World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle has been installed at Indiana University.

Sculptor Tuck Langland was on campus Thursday to help install the slightly larger-than-life statue outside Franklin Hall, the future home of the Indiana University Media School in Bloomington. Pyle was an IU student in the 1920s.

The statue depicts Pyle sitting on an ammunition box with his typewriter, notes and a coffee cup on a table. Langland tells The Herald-Times the scene is meant to show how Pyle spent so much time during the war with average soldiers.</p>

Langland says he plans to be back on campus when the statue is officially dedicated on Oct. 17. IU commissioned the statue as a way to pay tribute to Pyle.

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