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New display at Wisconsin Veterans Museum commemorates 75th anniversary of D-Day

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(MADISON) - A new display at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum commemorates the 75th anniversary of D-Day through the recorded experiences and artifacts left behind by a Milwaukee native who was there that day.

The display features artifacts owned by Navy radioman, Martin F. Gutekunst, who took part in the historic invasion by Allied forces in France 75 years ago. Gutekunst was 27 years old at the time of D-Day and served as a radioman with the Navy on Utah Beach.

His display case at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum includes his rain gear, Army-issued M1 helmet and the boots he wore on Utah Beach on June 6, 1944. The event remains the largest seaborne invasion in history.  

On CBS 58 Sunday Morning, Mike Strehlow put the new display in the Sunday morning spotlight.

The display at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum will be on display until June 30.

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