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Biography

Audie Murphy in full dress U.S. Army uniform

Source: Wikipedia

Audie Leon Murphy (20 June 1925 – 28 May 1971) was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II, receiving every military combat award for valor available from the U.S. Army, as well as French and Belgian awards for heroism. At the age of 19, Murphy received the Medal of Honor after single-handedly holding off an entire company of German soldiers for an hour at the Colmar Pocket in France in January 1945, then leading a successful counterattack while wounded and out of ammunition.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Audie Leon Murphy
  • Born: 20 June 1925 Kingston, Hunt County, Texas, U.S.
  • Died: 28 May 1971 (aged 45) Brush Mountain, near Catawba, Virginia, U.S.
  • Buried at: Arlington National Cemetery
  • Allegiance: United States
  • Service/branch: United States Army United States Army National Guard
  • Years of service: 1942–45 (U.S. Army) 1950–66 (Texas Army National Guard)
  • Rank: First Lieutenant (US) Major (Texas Army National Guard)
  • Unit: 15th Infantry Regiment 3rd Infantry Division (US) 36th Infantry Division (Texas Army National Guard)
  • Battles/wars: World War II Tunisia Sicily Naples-Foggia Anzio Rome-Arno Southern France Ardennes-Alsace Rhineland Central Europe
  • Awards: Medal of Honor Distinguished Service Cross Silver Star (2) Legion of Merit Bronze Star (2) (1 "V") Purple Heart (3) Good Conduct Presidential Unit Citation (2) American Campaign European-Africa-Middle Eastern Campaign (10 campaign) (Arrowhead device) WWII Victory Army of Occupation w/Germany clasp French Legion of Honor French Croix de Guerre (3) Belgian Croix de Guerre Combat Infantryman Badge Marksman Badge with Rifle Component Bar Expert Badge with Bayonet Component Bar Outstanding Civilian Service Medal Texas Legislative Medal of Honor
  • Other work: Actor; songwriter
  • Website: Audie L. Murphy

Read more about Audie Murphy at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Producers enlist for Murphy biopic
Variety, 2009-11-06 02:00:00
Exclusives: Friedman, Rubin to develop 'Bullet' -- Producers Arthur E. Friedman ("Beyond the Sea") and Steven Jay Rubin are developing an Audie Murphy biopic, buying rights to Don Graham's biography "No Name on the Bullet."

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