Veterans Day Tribute: Audie Murphy

On this Veterans Day, I want to take the time to honor a man who was the most decorated of all WWII soldiers, Audie Murphy. A short, slight man, Audie grew up in poverty, and at age 10, became ‘man of the house’ when his father passed away. Audie, to support the family by putting food on the table, became a crack shot with a rifle. In military service, this skill, along with his bravery and daring, would combine to produce a feared combatant, and would save the lives of hundreds of his fellow soldiers. Watch this short film [captioned] about Audie Murphy.

Audie Leon Murphy (June 20, 1924–May 28, 1971) was an American soldier in World War II. In 27 months of combat action, he became the most decorated U.S. combat soldier of World War II.

Murphy received the Medal of Honor, the military’s highest award for valor, along with 32 additional medals awarded for bravery and service.

AUDIE MURPHY
In the later part of his life, he went on to have a successful movie career, including the extremely popular TO HELL AND BACK.

He died in an airplane crash in May 1971.

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3 thoughts on “Veterans Day Tribute: Audie Murphy

  1. Honoring all our Veterans on this Veterans Day 2010

    Thank You AUDIE AND ALL THE REST OF OUR VETERANS AND SERVICE PEOPLE FOR ALL THEY DO TO KEEP OUR FREEDOM!

    Here’s a Veterans’ Day question.

    According to the recorded history mapped out and networked in the Family Forest®, and summarized in this computer-generated Family Forest® relationship chart, both Sergeant Alvin York and Audie Murphy are….

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  2. Please join us in signing our Petition requesting that President Obama bestow upon Audie Murphy, America’s Most Decorated Soldier of WWII, as well as best-selling author, movie star, songwriter, poet, businessman, and above all Patriot a posthumous presentation of the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor.

    You will find the link here: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Audie-Murphy-Presidential-Medal-of-Freedom-Award

    I am a one-man show spearheading this drive. I need all the help I can get. Please put this in your distirbution list and pass it on to associates, family and friends.

    Thank-you!

    Dave Phillips

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