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U.S. Space & Rocket Center holds D-Day recognition

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The U. S. Space & Rocket Center will hold a special recognition of the 70th anniversary of D-Day on Friday, June 6. At 3 p.m., the Center will show "D-Day: Normandy 1944," a 45-minute, 3-D movie narrated by Tom Brokaw. After the film, special guest Harold McMurran will speak about his own D-Day experiences.

McMurran, 89, served in the 546th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company, Field Army, and landed on Utah Beach on D-Day. His company was then assigned to the Third Army. They followed General George S. Patton on to the Battle of the Bulge. McMurran returned home to Alabama in January 1946, where he went on to attend the University of Alabama. He received a mechanical engineering degree at the university. McMurran was also a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserves and served during the Korean Conflict. His engineering career included 17 years at NASA where he worked on the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs. He continues to work at the Moontown Airport repairing and inspecting aircrafts.

The D-Day film will take place at the USSRC's digital theater (located in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration). There will be additional handicapped parking reserved in the Davidson Center parking lot, and guests will be able to access a handicapped entrance. Guests will need to bring their own wheelchairs or other devices that help them get around.

Admission is $8, but WWII veterans and a guest will be admitted free of charge. To reserve a seat, please call 256-721-7120.

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