Sarah Brown will serve aboard ship named after historic battle


Sarah Brown, 22,, of New Palestine has been commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy. She will report for duty to the USS Normandy, a missile-guided cruiser, in mid-July. (Photo provided)

HANCOCK COUNTY — On Friday, when the world will recognize the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Sarah Brown will be contemplating her own special connection to the historic invasion that turned the tide of World War II.

Brown, a 2010 graduate of New Palestine High School, is entering the Navy out of college at Miami University in Ohio. She recently was commissioned as an officer and has been assigned to duty aboard the USS Normandy, a guided missile cruiser named for the invasion battlefield in France. She will report for duty on the Normandy in mid-July at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia.

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