Knowledge Identifier: +Audie_Murphy
One of the most famous and decorated American combat soldiers of World War II. He served in the European Theater of Operations where he was awarded the Medal of Honor and several other decorations for combat heroism including combat decorations from France and Belgium
Born in 1924.
Countries: United States (57%), California (7%), Texas (7%)
Linked to: United States Army, Allied Artists Pictures Corporation, Life, Universal Studios
His persistence paid off, and in early 1943 he was shipped out to Casablanca, Morocco as a replacement in 3rd Platoon, Baker Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Following its participation in the Italian campaign, the 3rd Infantry Division landed in Southern France on August 15, 1944 as part of Operation Dragoon
Wanda Hendrix - In 1946, Audie Murphy saw Hendrix on the cover of Coronet magazine and arranged to meet her
Murphy married actress Wanda Hendrix in 1949; they were divorced in 1951
Ann Robinson - As a stunt horse rider, Ann Robinson doubled for Shelly Winters in the 1950 film Frenchie, starring and riding in several westerns during her career such as The Cimarron Kid with Audie Murphy, Gun Brothers , and Gun Duel in Durango
He starred in the 1951 adaptation of Stephen Crane's Civil War novel, "The Red Badge of Courage", which earned critical success
James M. Gates, Jr. - In 1954, his unit was sent to Yakima Washington, where Jim and the others worked as extras in the Audie Murphy movie "To Hell and Back"
Denver Pyle - He had a part in the 1955 Audie Murphy film "To Hell and Back" and guest starred twice on NBC's 1955-1956 western anthology series "Frontier", in "Mother of the Brave" and in "The Voyage of Captain Castle"
Ken Hart - This song's instrumental music served as the theme song for the 1956 movie "To Hell and Back", the story of Audie Murphy, America's most decorated hero
Alan Hale, Jr. - In 1961, Hale appeared in Audie Murphy's short-lived NBC western detective series, "Whispering Smith", as the witness to a murder
Forrest Tucker - In 1961, Tucker appeared on NBC in Audie Murphy's short-lived western series "Whispering Smith"
Clu Gulager - In 1961, he guest starred on the NBC western "Whispering Smith", Audie Murphy's only attempt at series television
In July, 1970, Murphy was charged with assault with intent to murder and battery for a backyard brawl involving Burbank, California dog trainer David Gofstein
In 2013, he was honored by his home state with the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor
Swedish power metal band, Sabaton, wrote a song on their 2014 studio album, Heroes, named "To Hell and Back", commemorating and recognizing Audie Murphy as one of the most decorated American veterans of World War II.