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Old 03-05-2019, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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This man was something else,, a true hero of WW2 who went on to star in many Western movies. He was some man and so young............fancied him as a girl. thought he was handsome.....

Audie Leon Murphy (20 June 1925 – 28 May 1971) 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 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.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audie_Murphy
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:57 PM
 
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Stared in his own movie as well - To Hell and Back. Not a bad movie.
He's still the soldier that everyone wants to benchmark against. I remember he was referenced in the Vietnam movie Platoon "You're hanging out with Audie Murphy here my man!"
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Stared in his own movie as well - To Hell and Back. Not a bad movie.
He's still the soldier that everyone wants to benchmark against. I remember he was referenced in the Vietnam movie Platoon "You're hanging out with Audie Murphy here my man!"
oh I missed that.... pity not more like him...
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Old 03-05-2019, 04:51 PM
 
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He showed his strength and courage even earlier. If I have my ages right.

At 15/16 his mother died, leaving him with sole care of 2 younger siblings. The county was to separate them all and take them to foster homes.

Audie enlisted in the Army and became 'emancipated' and legally able to care for his brother and sister. He placed them in a place he chose for their care and went off to do his military thing.

This is the sort of thing I think about when I ponder the men and women of that time.
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:27 PM
 
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sadly he was a very troubled man...……….definately PTSD...………...tough as nails though...……..
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Old 03-07-2019, 03:07 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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sadly he was a very troubled man...……….definately PTSD...………...tough as nails though...……..
Oh Ive not read that... must have a look jeffg....he seemed a decent man...
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Old 03-07-2019, 09:55 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Just wonder how many people who went through extended periods of combat didn’t have PTSD?
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Old 03-07-2019, 12:19 PM
 
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Just wonder how many people who went through extended periods of combat didn’t have PTSD?
in one way or another, probably no one...……..
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Old 03-07-2019, 12:25 PM
 
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Oh Ive not read that... must have a look jeffg....he seemed a decent man...
No doubt about it. Hero applies to this man. After 3 years of brutal combat what person would NOT be affected. If you are interested here are two book recommendations...……...I have read the first "no name on the bullet"

https://www.amazon.com/No-Name-Bulle.../dp/0140134468
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Old 03-07-2019, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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No doubt about it. Hero applies to this man. After 3 years of brutal combat what person would NOT be affected. If you are interested here are two book recommendations...……...I have read the first "no name on the bullet"

https://www.amazon.com/No-Name-Bulle.../dp/0140134468
thanks jeff...
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