Texas, TX 78415
United States of America
TO HELL AND BACK The Classic Memoir of World War II by America's most decorated soldier. Audie Murphy was one of the nation's greatest heroes of WW II however he became a household name for his movies rather than his bravery. The fact that he was one of the most decorated combat soldiers in United States history, is a part of our history, this forgotten secret needs to be retold to honor this valiant man and to remind younger generation how to care about others and to do the right thing.
Audie was born on June 20th, 1924, son of a poor Texas sharecropper, into a family of twelve children of parents Emmett Berry and Josie Bell (Killian) Murphy near Kingston, Texas. Audi enlisted in the United States Army in Greenville in June 1942, approximately eighteen years of age. He went through basis military training at Camp Wolters, Texas, and continued on to advanced training in Fort Meade, Maryland, where he was assigned to North Africa as a private in Company B, Fifteenth Infantry Regiment, Third Infantry Division.
Audie Murphy continued to rise up through the ranks and rose to international fame with 33 awards and a Medal of Honor, the highest military award for bravery that can be given to any individual in the United States. He received every medal the United States gives for valor, two of them twice. On January 26th, 1945, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for exceptional valor near Holtzwhir, France, where he was personally accredited with killing or wounding about 50 Germans and stopping an attack by army tanks. Even when the war ended, Murphy received several Belgian and French decorations for valor. He fought in eight campaigns in France, Sicily, Italy and Germany, he was wounded three times...