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MURPHY, AUDIE L.

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Company B 1 5th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Holtzwihr France, 26 January 1945. Entered service at: Dallas, Tex. Birth: Hunt County, near Kingston, Tex. G.O. No.. 65, 9 August 1945. Citation 2d Lt. Murphy commanded Company B, which [...]

On This Date In History

Audie Murphy assured his place in the hall of badass.

From the Command Post

January 26, 1945, Audie Murphy engaged a German infantry company to save lives within his own company—actions for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor. The decisions Murphy continued to make within those minutes and seconds are the reason [...]

On This Date In History…

Aside from Tracy being born, much earlier than that in 1945 THIS happened…

This Citation was awarded to Audie Murphy for “Conspicuous Gallantry and Intrepidity Involving Risk of Life Above and Beyond the Call of Duty In Action With the Enemy”, 26 January 1945. The citation reads: 2d Lt. Murphy commanded Company B, which [...]

Classic Pick O’ the Day — June 17

The Guns of Fort Petticoat (1957) A Union deserter helps a group of women fight off an Indian attack. Dir: George Marshall Cast: Audie Murphy, Kathryn Grant, Hope Emerson. TV-PG. 11:00 PM EDT. TCM.

This isn’t the greatest Western ever made by a far stretch. Heck, it’s not even the best Audie Murphy movie [...]