Leonard Inman, a black World War I soldier who was buried in an unmarked grave more than 40 years ago, is finally getting the dignity that he was denied after serving his country.

A Lafayette, Indiana, chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution helped get a headstone for Inman after discovering that his name was misspelled in a 1919 Tippecanoe County World War I Honor Roll book, according to the Lafayette Journal & Courier.

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This year marks the centennial of the United States’ entrance into World War I — a conflict that claimed millions of lives, redrew the world map, and changed war forever. Countless stories of heroism and hardship emerged from the fight in Western Europe, and many of them involve the 369th Infantry Regiment.

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