This Article is about Audie Murphy of the United States Army,

The most Honored Combat War Hero of World War II.

The Article was received as an email, too good to be deleted and posted here to
share this bit of United States history with others.

The originator appears to be Dennis McCarthy, of the Los Angeles Times on April
15, 2010 according to the emailed article.

First Lt. Audie Murphy, WWII years of Service 1942-1945

List of Decorations for Audie Murphy:

Medal of Honor
Distinguished Service Cross
Silver Star (with oak leaf cluster)
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star (with oak leaf cluster and Valor Device)
Purple Heart (with two oak leaf clusters)
U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal
U.S. Army Good Conduct Medal
Presidential Unit Citation (with First Oak Leaf Cluster)
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (with One Silver Star, Four Bronze Service Stars cont'd
(representing nine Campaigns) and one Bronze Arrowhead (representing assault landing at Sicily and
Southern France).
World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal (with Germany Clasp)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
French Fourrage in Colors of the Croix de Guerre
French Legion of Honor - Grade of Chevalier French Croix de guerre (with Silver Star),
French Croix de guerre (with Palm)
Medal of Liberated France
Belgian Croix de guerre (with 1940 Palm)
Additionally, Murphy was awarded:
The Combat Infantry badge
Expert Marksman badge with Rifle Bar & Bayonet Bar.

You mention the name Audie Murphy now after 72 years (2017-1945) and you get a blank stare.
Not many young people know who Audie Murphy was or how big a war hero he was. Two or three
of the medals he earned would make most service men proud, but to have earned his decorations
in battle is unbelievable but truly happened.

Audie was only 46 years old when he died in a helicopter crash into the Virginia Mountains.
Audie was married to the lovely Pam Murphy and had a beautiful family with their two boys.

Pamela Murphy, widow of WWII hero and actor, Audie Murphy, died peacefully at her home
on April 8, 2010 at age of 90. She was the widow of the most decorated WWII hero and actor,
established her own distinctive 35 year career working as a patient liaison at the Sepulveda
Veterans Administration hospital, treating every veteran who visited the facility as if they
were a VIP.

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