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Actor, Audie Murphy, was born Audie Leon Murphy on Jun 20, 1924 in Kingston, TX. Murphy died at the age of 46 on May 28, 1971 in near Roanoke, VA and was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

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Audie Murphy was America's most decorated WWII soldier, with 28 medals including the prestigious Congressional Medal of Honor (the US's highest military decoration). He took his light Texan voice and boyish appeal into movies, becoming a prolific star of 80-minute Technicolor westerns in which, he said, 'the scripts were the same -- only the horses were changed.' He briefly appeared in 'A' films after the success of the film adapted from his WWII Memoir, To Hell and Back. Murphy was married to American film and television actress, Wanda Hendrix from 1949-1950 (first of two wives).

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HONORS and AWARDS:

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Looking at the Stars:

By Aurora Bugallo on May 2, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

“Nobody likes for his life to be disrupted. But when the country calls, they need you.” - By the age of 19, had won two Silver Stars and the Distinguished Service Cross. He won the Medal of Honor at that age by operating a machine gun on a burning tank destroyer... Read full article


Hollywood Veterans in Arlington National Cemetery:

on Mar 24, 2015 From Comet Over Hollywood

Last weekend, filmmaker Brandon Brown and I set out to find six celebrities buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. The venture took four hours and more than five miles of walking. To put that into perspective, we were hunting for six graves out of more than 400,000 people buried in... Read full article


Texas honors with Legislative Medal of Honor

By Annmarie Gatti on Oct 29, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

awarded Texas Legislative Medal of Honor Governor Rick Perry will formally present the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor posthumously to Major Audie L. Murphy on October 29, 2PM in a public ceremony in Farmersville, Texas.  The award will be accepted by Murphy’s sister, Mrs. Nadine... Read full article


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Audie Murphy Quotes:

Cash Zachary: I've left my family. They've changed. Turned into Indian lovers; Injun lovers. I'm a little drunk, Georgia.
Georgia Rawlins: C'mon, Cash. You can sleep it off in the barn. There's a nice bed in my room if you'll marry me.
Cash Zachary: I might be drunk; but I ain't that drunk.


John Gant: A lot of people would like to kill John Gant. But it took a healer with a hammer to make it easy for them.


Tom Destry: Now you get this straight! We don't want anymore of this promiscuous shooting aournd here. Somebody is likely to get hurt!


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Fan club contact: The Audie Murphy National Fan Club, 8313 Snug Hill Lane, Potomac, Maryland 20854-4057. Annual fee $14.00.

He was born in Kingston, TX, and grew up in Celeste. He went to school in Celeste until 8th grade, when he dropped out to help support his family.

Medal of Honor Citation: 2d Lt. Murphy commanded Company B, which was attacked by 6 tanks and waves of infantry. 2d Lt. Murphy ordered his men to withdraw to prepared positions in a woods, while he remained forward at his command post and continued to give fire directions to the artillery by telephone. Behind him, to his right, 1 of our tank destroyers received a direct hit and began to burn. Its crew withdrew to the woods. 2d Lt. Murphy continued to direct artillery fire which killed large numbers of the advancing enemy infantry. With the enemy tanks abreast of his position, 2d Lt. Murphy climbed on the burning tank destroyer, which was in danger of blowing up at any moment, and employed its .50 caliber machine gun against the enemy. He was alone and exposed to German fire from 3 sides, but his deadly fire killed dozens of Germans and caused their infantry attack to waver. The enemy tanks, losing infantry support, began to fall back. For an hour the Germans tried every available weapon to eliminate 2d Lt. Murphy, but he continued to hold his position and wiped out a squad which was trying to creep up unnoticed on his right flank. Germans reached as close as 10 yards, only to be mowed down by his fire. He received a leg wound, but ignored it and continued the single-handed fight until his ammunition was exhausted. He then made his way to his company, refused medical attention,

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