Medal Of Honor Recipient Audie Murphy’s WWII Uniform And Ribbons

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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. Murphy received the Medal of Honor for valor demonstrated at the age of 19 for 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. Audie Murphy received the Medal Of Honor and was considered “The most decorated U. S. soldier of WWII. He later wrote a book about his experience and played himself in the Hollywood movie based on the book. Murphy became a sucessful actor. This uniform was obtained from the family and was restored by The Museum. The autographed photo shown was inscribed for his first wife actress Wanda Hendrix. It say’s “Good Luck Skip and Lots Of Love Soldier” “Skip” was Audie’s name for Wanda Hendrix and “Soldier” was Hendrix’s name for Audie Murphy.