Correction o’ the Day (NYT North Korea Rescue Edition)

Tuesday’s New York Times featured this piece by Jane Perlez:

Six Decades Later, a Second Rescue Attempt

Ex-Navy Pilot Visits North Korea to Seek Colleague’s Remains

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BEIJING — As more than 100,000 Chinese soldiers swarmed over far fewer American Marines and soldiers in subzero temperatures on treacherous terrain in one of the fiercest battles of the Korean War, two United States Navy pilots took off from an aircraft carrier to provide cover for their comrades on the ground.

One of the airmen, Ensign Jesse L. Brown, was the son of an African-American sharecropper from Mississippi. The other, Lt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr., was the son of a white patrician merchant family from Massachusetts.

An hour into the flight, Ensign Brown’s plane was hit by enemy fire, forcing him to crash land on the side of a mountain at Chosin, north of Pyongyang. Lieutenant Hudner brought his plane down nearby and found Ensign Brown, but could not rescue him.

On Monday, nearly 63 years after the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, Mr. Hudner, 88, arrived in Beijing after a 10-day visit to North Korea aimed at finding his friend’s remains.

Tuesday’s New York Times also featured this correction (tip o’ the pixel to @MickeyBPowerPop):

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: July 31, 2013

An article on Tuesday about the visit of a former Navy pilot, Lt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr., to North Korea to seek the remains of a fellow airman, Ensign Jesse L. Brown, whom he had tried to rescue when Ensign Brown’s plane was shot down in the Korean War, misspelled the given name of North Korea’s current leader. He is Kim Jong-un, not Jung-un. The article also referred incorrectly to a desegregation order that occurred two years before Lieutenant Hudner met Ensign Brown, who was the first black aviator in the Navy. It applied to the entire military, not just to the Army. In addition, the article misstated the month in which the former basketball star Dennis Rodman visited Mr. Kim, the first American to do so since the North’s young leader took over from his father in 2011. It was February, not April. And because of an editing error, the article misstated the given name of Ensign Brown’s widow. She is Daisy Brown Thorne, not Daily.

But wait – there’s more correction:

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: July 30, 2013

An earlier version of a picture caption with this article referred incorrectly to Ensign Brown. He was first black aviator in the the Navy, not in the United States military.

Sorted.

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One Response to Correction o’ the Day (NYT North Korea Rescue Edition)

  1. The excuse is worse then the crime.

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