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How to Pronounce Von Braun

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)   Numerous buildings in Huntsville are named after Dr. Wernher Von Braun.  But how do you pronounce Braun?  During the time he was in Huntsville, Dr. Braun told everyone that his name was pronounced like the color Brown.   However, in the years after he left, people started putting a different spin on the pronunciation.

This video clip is from WHNT News 19’s coverage of Dr. Von Braun’s going away ceremony in February of 1970.   You’ll notice all of the speakers pronounce the name as the color.


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