Band of Brothers Soldiers and Documentary Film Screening at Museum of Flight Jan. 8

SEATTLE, – 1st Lt. Lynn “Buck” Compton and Tech. Sgt. Donald Malarkey, two of the original members of “Easy Company” (immortalized in the book and mini-series “Band of Brothers”) will join filmmaker Vance Day for the Seattle premier of Day’s documentary about one of Easy Company’s most heroic struggles, “Battle of Brecourt Manor.”

The Jan. 8 program includes a screening of the film, audience question-and-answer session with Day, Malarkey and Compton, followed by a book and DVD signing. The program will be at 2 p.m., and is free with admission to the Museum.

The Brecourt Manor Assault was an engagement which involved Easy Company–E Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division–on the morning of June 6th, 1944 during Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Europe. For more information about the documentary film and its subject matter, please see: http://brecourtmanor.net/ 

Images: Left image of Buck Compton during World War II, courtesy of Buck Compton. Right image of Don Malarkey, courtesy of Don Malarkey.

The non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest independent air and space museums in the world. The Museum’s collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the William E. Boeing Red Barn® — the original manufacturing facility of the Boeing Co. The Airpark includes outdoor displays with the first jet Air Force One, a Concorde airliner, and the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The Museum aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. The Education Office offers weekend family programs, programs for students and educators, and overnight camps for children. McCormick & Schmick’s Wings Café is on site.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for active military, $8 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org

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