An often forgotten great American

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An often forgotten great American

#1 Post by Bill in Oregon » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:56 am

He went through so much in his short life.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audie_Murphy

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Re: An often forgotten great American

#2 Post by crs » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:36 am

Not forgotten here in Farmersville, Texas!

We have Audie Murphy Day, a parade, Audie Murphy Parkway, etc.
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Re: An often forgotten great American

#3 Post by Bill in Oregon » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:47 am

Charles, I believe the greatest tribute to him is the Audie Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio. He tried hard to get our soldiers the treatment they needed for PTSD.

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#4 Post by marlinman93 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:36 pm

I recall when he was suffering with medical issues and people were saying he was an alcoholic. Even as a young person I was irritated that a true American hero was slandered so easily by stupid people. What he did, and what he went through was truly an amazing story. The movie he made about it only covered his military time and how he got the CMA. I wish someone would do another movie covering his entire life.
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Re: An often forgotten great American

#5 Post by Pitchy » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:48 pm

Great individual. :)
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Re: An often forgotten great American

#6 Post by FWiedner » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:49 pm

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:47 am
Charles, I believe the greatest tribute to him is the Audie Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio. He tried hard to get our soldiers the treatment they needed for PTSD.
I used to do volunteer work in the Physical Therapy area at the hospital. At the time there was a small section of the lobby set aside to memorialize Mr. Murphy. The display consisted of photographs from his life, a short biography, a description of his deeds in WWII some of his awards and his Medal of Honor. The display is probably still there, but I haven't been into the hospital in many years. Last time was when my Dad had a stroke just before he passed.

It is a fond memory for me, having worked to serve my fellow veterans, and the many times I stopped to ponder the contents of that display and the deeds of a heroic farm-boy from Texas.

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Re: An often forgotten great American

#7 Post by Bill in Oregon » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:27 pm

Need a like button. That kid started out with nothing, that's for sure.

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Re: An often forgotten great American

#8 Post by Paladin » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:29 pm

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:27 pm
Need a like button. That kid started out with nothing, that's for sure.

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