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  Audie Murphy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Murphy was the sixth of twelve children, only nine of whom survived to see their eighteenth birthday.
It is a one-ton bronze, eight-foot statue of Murphy by the sculptress, Jimilu Mason.
Audie Murphy's height and weight at his enlistment was 5 ft 5 in and 110 lb.
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 Audie Murphy
Beginning his service as an Army Private, Audie quickly rose to the enlisted rank of Staff Sergeant, was given a "battle field" commission as 2nd Lieutenant, was wounded three times, fought in 9 major campaigns across the European Theater, and survived the war.
On 21 September, 1945, Audie was released from the Army as an active member and reassigned to inactive status.
Audie Murphy wrote some poetry and was quite successful as a songwriter.
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 Murphy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Murphy is the most common surname in Ireland.
Murphy has had different meanings, including, fittingly, potato.
Dale Murphy, All-Star National League outfielder and two-time MVP of the NL Daniel L. Murphy, American computer scientist.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Murphy   (239 words)

 Audie Murphy - American Hero
Audie Murphy was born on June 20, 1924 near Kingston, Texas, the 7th of 12 children of poor sharecroppers.
Audie could not reach the enemy positions with grenades and his carbine was ineffective, Slowly, he crawled down the slope and reached the heavy weapons platoon.
Audie was there at the time and his enormous courage and skills shall stand to his honor and the pride of the United States forever.
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 Audie Leon Murphy, 32°, K.C.C.H., From WWII Hero To Hollywood Movie Star
Audie, at age 16, the oldest child at home, faced up to the dilemma of placing the younger children in an orphanage and going to work in the county seat at a combination grocery-service station.
Audie Murphy’s movie career continued to move forward in the later fifties as the older B pictures had faded into the past and "adult westerns" dominated television screens; the former war hero ranked among the few remaining cowboy film stars.
Audie Murphy died in a plane crash on May 28, 1971, near Blacksburg, Virginia, and he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on June 7, 1971.
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 Arlington National Cemetery:: Historical_Information
For this Murphy was awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for gallantry in action.
Murphy, who once said that he could only sleep with a loaded pistol under his pillow, was haunted by nightmares of his wartime experiences throughout his adult life.
Audie Murphy is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, just across Memorial Drive from the Memorial Amphitheater.
www.arlingtoncemetery.org /historical_information/audie_murphy.html   (1022 words)

 McCook Daily Gazette: Story : Column by Walt Sehnert
Audie was working in a radio repair shop when his mother, Josie Bell died and Audie was charged with placing his three youngest siblings in an orphanage to satisfy his mother's deathbed request.
Murphy's outfit was withdrawn from Italy to train for Operation Anvil-Dragon, which became the invasion of Southern France.
While on a business trip Memorial Day Weekend in 1971, Audie Murphy was a passenger in a plane flying in fog and rain, which crashed into the side of a mountain near Roanoke, Va., along with the pilot and five others.
www.mccookgazette.com /story/1125925.html   (1164 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online: MURPHY, AUDIE LEON
Audie Leon Murphy, at the time of his death the most decorated combat soldier in United States history, was born near Kingston, Texas, on June 20, 1924, one of twelve children of Emmett Berry and Josie Bell (Killian) Murphy.
Murphy was buried with full military honors near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery on June 7.
Murphy Memorial is located at Farmersville, a statue of Murphy stands at the Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, and a collection of Murphy memorabilia is housed at Hill Junior College.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/MM/fmu13.html   (725 words)

 Audie Murphy @ Filmbug   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Although only 5'5" tall, Audie Murphy fought in World War II with such courage that he received every decoration for valor that the United States had to offer plus another five decorations were presented to him by Belgium and France.
Audie Murphy died in 1971 when the private plane he was flying in crashed in heavy fog, near Roanoke, Virginia.
In the year 2000, Audie Murphy was further honored with his portrait on the 33 cent United States postage stamp.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
He was Audie Murphy, the baby-faced Texas farmboy who became an American Legend.Murphy grew up on a sharecropper's farm in Hunt County, Texas.
Throughout these campaigns, Murphy's skills earned him advancements in rank, because many of his superior officers were being transferred, wounded or killed.
Murphy had been wounded three times during the war, yet, in May 1945, when victory was declared in Europe, he had still not reached his 21st birthday.
www.mdw.army.mil /fs-p32.htm   (797 words)

 Audie Murphy biography - WWII War Hero, Movie Actor bio, Congressional Medal of Honor
Audie Leon Murphy, son of poor Texas sharecroppers, rose to national fame as the most decorated U.S. combat soldier of World War II.
Audie Murphy playing Audie Murphy in Universal Pictures highest grossing film during 1955 in "To Hell and Back" as a foot soldier, by continually acting above and beyond the call of duty, received every validation that America could award.
Audie always did things beyond the call of duty, no one ever asked him to do the heroic things he did - it was his nature.
www.briantaylor.com /AudieMurphy_bio.htm   (1140 words)

Audie was born on a sharecropper’s farm in North Texas on June 20, 1924.
In 1955, Audie Murphy was voted the Most Popular Western Actor in America by the Motion Picture Exhibitors.
Audie Murphy was killed in a plane crash on a mountaintop near Roanoke, Virginia on May 28, 1971.
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 Audie L. Murphy
Murphy received the Medal of Honor and the Legion of Merit on June 2, 1945 in front of his entire division in Salzburg, Austria.
Murphy became known as the most decorated soldier in the U.S. Army and went on to be a major American film star until his death in 1971.
It was in her scrapbook until Murphy, now a movie star, went on location near Yakima, Wash., for the filming of his own exploits in "To Hell and Back." She had a reunion there with Murphy and gave him the snapshot.
www.warfoto.com /AudieMurphy.htm   (2281 words)

 Audie Murphy exhibit at the American Cotton Museum
Audie Murphy during his 3 years of active service (1942- 1945) received every decoration of valor that the United States had to offer, some of them more than once, including five decorations by France and Belgium.
Audie Murphy was an accomplished songwriter teaming up with talented artist and composers such as Guy Mitchell, Scott Turner, Jimmy Bryant, Coy Ziegler and Terri Eddleman to produce 17 compositions.
Each year, the Audie Murphy/ American Cotton Museum in conjunction with the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign War and other local Service organizations, hosts this event to recognize not only Audie Murphy, a native son of Hunt County, but all veterans that have served their country.
www.cottonmuseum.com /audie.htm   (829 words)

 Audie Murphy-Medal of Honor G.I. Joe
Murphy ordered the rest of his troops into the woods so they could attack the Germans if Murphy got killed.
Audie Murphy's most famous battle is  similar to the ending of Saving Private Ryan, except that in this case, Murphy was at the front by himself while his troops provided rifle fire from behind him.
Murphy is wearing a shirt, scarf, and a jacket, along with pants and a nice pair of boots.
www.homestead.com /actionheroes/reviewsfiftyfive.html   (309 words)

 Audie Murphy Club
What the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club comes down to is a way to reward good leaders for taking care of their soldiers.
The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and the Sergeant Morales Club are similar in many respects, both being elite clubs for exemplary NCOs who meet the challenges of leadership and caring for soldiers.
Murphy died in a private plane crash on May 28, 1971 in the mountains overlooking Roanoke, Va. His body was recovered two days later...
www.jrotc.org /audie_murphy_club.htm   (1775 words)

 Audie Leon Murphy
Audie Murphy was the most decorated U.S. combat soldier of World War II.
Murphy starred as himself in the 1955 film version which held the record as Universal's highest grossing picture until 1975 when it was finally surpassed by Jaws.
He was also a successful thoroughbred and quarterhorse racehorse owner and breeder, having interests in such great horses as "Depth Charge." Audie Murphy wrote some poetry and was quite successful as a songwriter.
freemasonry.bcy.ca /biography/murphy_a/murphy_a.html   (163 words)

 Medal of Honor Recipients on Film: Audie Leon Murphy
Murphy commanded Company B, which was attacked by 6 tanks and waves of infantry.
By the end of the war, Murphy had more combat decorations than any other soldier in the US Army, and was considered the World War II equivalent of Alvin C. York.
One might assume that in portraying himself on film, Murphy went on the ultimate ego trip with what today would be described as Rambo-like heroics, but in comparing the film with the official combat reports, it is clear that Murphy was actually being extremely modest and self-deprecating.
www.voicenet.com /~lpadilla/murphy.html   (736 words)

 Audie L. Murphy (1924 - 1971) WWII War Hero, Movie Star, Congressional Medal of Honor
Audie Murphy was a war hero and a movie star.
Audie Leon Murphy died in a plane crash in 1971 at the age of 46.
Audie Murphy remains a unique figure in modern America because of his significant presence in both our military history and our popular culture.
www.briantaylor.com /AudieMurphy.htm   (181 words)

 Biography for Audie Murphy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Murphy had tried to enlist in the army in his native Texas, but was rejected because he was too young.
Audie Murphy was inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame this year in Oklahoma.
Audie Murphy was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum this year in Oklahoma.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0001559/bio   (1220 words)

 2nd US Cav
On March 5, 1945, 1st Lieutenant Audie Murphy was called to Nancy, France by order of the 3rd Infantry Division Commander, Major General John "Iron-Mike" O'Daniel.
What Audie accomplished during this period is most significant and probably will never be repeated by another soldier, given today's high-tech warfare.
Audie suffered from what is now known as Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTS) and was plagued by insomnia and depression.
groups.msn.com /2ndUSCav/audiemurphy.msnw   (1450 words)

 Audie Murphy
Murphy plays ex-Quantrill's Raider who's let out of jail with buddy Cooper to be deputized as Arizona Rangers to hunt down the remnant of the gang, rumored to he hiding out in a town "neer dee border" in the words of the loose-lipped saloon dancer.
Murphy and Cooper pretend to want to rejoin the gange, but the bad guys catch on and brutally eat Cooper, who protects Murphy's true sentiments to the death.
Murphy is enroute to his home town to face up to the citizens who think he murdered the two sons of a local rancher, despite the fact that it was self-defense.
www.videorarities.net /amurphy.html   (1025 words)

 Military.com Content
One of the company's tank destroyers took a direct hit, and Murphy climbed onto the burning vehicle, using its machine gun to kill dozens of the enemy.
Audie Murphy's real-life "indomitable courage" made his performance in the movie "To Hell and Back" so compelling that it held box-office records for two decades.
Murphy's Medal of Honor shared space with 33 other awards and decorations, making him the most decorated U.S. combat soldier of World War II.
www.military.com /Content/MoreContent?file=ML_murphy_bkp   (359 words)

 Audie Murphy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
In 1951 MGM borrowed Murphy from Universal to star in John Huston's adaptation of Stephen Crane's classic Civil War story,The Red Badge of Courage in which the young star was effectively cast as a young Union soldier who flees under fire.
Murphy played himself inTo Hell and Back (1955), based on his best-selling autobiography, and its success boosted him, for a short time at least, into better movies:Walk the Proud Land (1956),The Guns of Fort Petticoat, Night Passage (both 1957),The Quiet American (1958),No Name on the Bullet (1959),The Unforgiven (1960, supporting Burt Lancaster).
Murphy was briefly married toSierra costar, Wanda Hendrix.
www.movietreasures.com /main/Audie_Murphy/audie_murphy.html   (885 words)

 American Cotton Museum Homepage
The Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the American cotton industry, as well as the history of Hunt County, Texas and the northern Texas Blackland Prairie.
Founded in 1987 as the Hunt County Museum, Greenville’s nationally known Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum has grown from an idea of the local chapter of the American Association of University Women and a downtown storefront location to a major tourist attraction and research center.
Our local history gallery is widely known as home to the Audie L. Murphy Hunt County Veteran’s Exhibit, a large collection of military memorabilia relating to Audie Murphy and other Hunt County veterans, as well as many temporary local history exhibits.
www.cottonmuseum.com   (255 words)

This picture, from "To Hell and Back", is a portrayal of Audie and his little brother upon hearing the news of their mother's death on May 23, 1941.
Audie was very close to her and her loss was devastating to him.
The picture of Audie and his medals was provided by the Audie Murphy Research Foundation.
www.geocities.com /audie1052   (443 words)

 DefendAmerica News - Soldiers Inducted into Sgt. Audie Murphy Club
The Lexington, Va., native said a Sgt. Audie Murphy Club member is an NCO who on a daily basis sets and enforces the highest standards.
“[Murphy was] a very remarkable man, one that all of you who have been presented with this award today can now have a special kinship with him and know that what he has done in history lives on in you,” Cheek said.
Murphy was the most decorated American combat soldier of World War II.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/jan2005/a012005wm1.html   (704 words)

 Amazon.com: To Hell and Back: Books: Audie Murphy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Audie Murphy hit the big time with this simple, compelling narrative of his time as an infantryman in WW II Europe.
It was interesting to read this account of Audie Murphy's travails in World War II (Murphy was one of the most highly decorated soldiers of that war) having read Ambrose's eulogy Band of Brothers.
Audie Murphy spoke of those fighting by his side and honored them in his book.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0805070869?v=glance   (1824 words)

 Greenville Texas Chamber of Commerce - Attractions
The Audie Murphy Exhibit includes photos, biographies, uniforms, and military medals to tell the story of the sharecropper's son who left home to become a national hero.
The Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum houses a collection of Audie Murphy memorabilia including photographs, biographies, uniforms and reproductions of medals awarded to the country’s most decorated soldier.
Second Lieutenant Audie L. Murphy was awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, on June 2, 1945.
www.greenville-chamber.org /ATTRACT.HTML   (1379 words)

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