Ad Spot

McMurran fought during D-Day in World War II

MADISON – Harold McMurran entered the U.S. Army in May 1943 to serve during World War II. At the time, the teenager from Walker County didn’t realize he would experience and survive one of the world most compelling battles — D-Day.

McMurran reported to Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, Miss. to complete Basic Training with the 519th Ordnance in 1943. He later served with the 546th Ordnance and learned how to repair heavy equipment that would suffer damage during battle.

By early 1944, McMurran was in Europe and training for project “Overlord.” That real-world training continued at Plymouth, England.

Landing in France, McMurran survived the intense gunfire of three days of battle during one of World War II’s most vicious attacks. Today, that date — June 6, 1944 — is known as ‘D-Day.’

During his service, McMurran earned two Battle Star Medals — the Invasion of Normandy Medal and the Battle of the Bulge Medal.

He has lived in Madison County since March 1955. McMurran pursued contract work with the missile program at Redstone Arsenal. He eventually became President of Southeastern Aircraft Rebuilders Inc.

McMurran attended the University of Alabama. He is a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, 8th Air Force Historical Society and Forever Young Senior Veterans organizations.

His wife Ruth is a homemaker. Much of his time currently is devoted to “taking care of my sick wife,” he said.

Harvest

Youngsters can act in Fantasy Playhouse’s ‘Little Annie’

Harvest

Flying on Instruments jazzes up routines of members, audiences

Madison

Madison Public Library to host newcomer fair on Saturday

Madison

Trash Pandas shut down Biloxi bats in 3-1 win

Madison

Rickabaugh pedaling in Great Cycle Challenge for children’s cancer research

Harvest

Shotgun Salute to benefit Honor Veteran Legacies

Madison

Trash Pandas edged in Biloxi 6-5

Harvest

CareerNAV to inform women in tech job market

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – Aug. 10, 2022

Madison

Extension Service: How to deal with chiggers

Business

New event announced: Christmas on the River at Ditto Landing

Madison

Trash Pandas homer, hang on for 5-4 win in Biloxi

Bob Jones High School

Nominations open for Bob Jones Hall of Fame

Madison

Nichols reminds families on COVID-19 procedures

Harvest

Partnership giving away Fentanyl test strips

Madison

Sheriff: Man flees from Limestone deputies in stolen ambulance, stolen fire truck

Madison

Triana, Madison libraries offer Makerspace for hi-tech crafts and more

Harvest

Art Tour of Homes expands into Madison with Estes and Overcash houses

Bob Jones High School

Neha, Puja Chopade’s research with Harvard mentors published in journal

Madison

Wroblewski in 15-mile swimming challenge for Wounded Warriors

Huntsville

Huntsville Ballet Company announces new season

Digital Version

Check out the August 2022 issue of Madison Living

Madison

Madison teen charged with murder after allegedly shooting brother

Bob Jones High School

Madison Area Lions’ donations help school nurses

x