• Military Life's Moments

    Audie Murphey Most decorated soldier of WWII and most decorated U.S. Soldier in history.

  • Katrina M

    Audie Leon Murphy (1924-1971) He became one the most famous soldiers of World War II and widely regarded as the most decorated American soldier of the war. He received the Medal of Honor along with 32 additional U.S. and foreign awards including five awards from France and one from Belgium. Murphy's successful movie career included To Hell and Back, based on his book of the same title. He died in a plane crash in 1971 and was interred, with full military honors, in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Curtis Capehart

    Audie Murphy: Most decorated soldier of WWII. Proof that desire and persistence can (and often does) overcome objective shortcomings. (Murphy had been told that he was too short and underweight to serve as an infantryman - bad call, huh?)

  • Heather K
    • 2 years ago

    I saw this comment and had to add to it. At Arlington, soldiers who have been awarded the Medal of Honor have their names engraved in gold on their tombstones. Audie Murphy was given the Medal of Honor twice. However, he requested that his tombstone not be engraved in gold because he felt he was no better than the other brave men and women buried there. If you visit his grave at Arlington, you'll see that they followed his wishes. He truly was an American hero.

  • Mari Alvarez
    • 2 years ago

    Didn't know that...thanks Heather

  • Marjorie Andrews Baker
    • 2 years ago

    I was in love with him when I was a little girl

  • Jim Lockhart
    • 1 year ago

    I saw his grave site. A real American hero....

  • Becca Keeler
    • 1 year ago

    Also incredibly attractive... From what I've read he was a very humble mad and I wish there were more like him.

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