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Audie Leon Murphy (20 June 1925– 28 May 1971) was an American soldier, actor, songwriter, and rancher. He was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II. He received every military combat award for valor available from the U.S. Army, as well as French and Belgian awards for heroism. Murphy received the Medal of Honor for valor that he demonstrated at the age of 19 for single-handedly holding off a 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.

Birth Name: Audie Leon Murphy

Awards: Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, “V” device, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, arrowhead device, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, French Legion of Honour, French Croix de Guerre, French Croix de Guerre, Belgian Croix de Guerre, fourragère, Combat Infantryman Badge, Marksman Badge, Expert Badge, Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, Texas Legislative Medal of Honor

Alias: Audie Leon Murphy

Birth Place: Kingston, Texas, U.S.

Death Place: Brush Mountain, near Catawba, Craig County, Virginia, U.S.

Website: http://www.audiemurphy.com

Source: Wikipedia

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