Audie Murphy (1928-1971) Lieut. U.S. Army. 1942-45. WW II. Enlisting as a Pvt he was later commissioned for heroism. Awards incl 33 U.S. medals (including 2 Silver and 2 Bronze Stars, 3 Purple Hearts, the Distinguished Service Cross, and the Medal of Honor), 5 from France, and 1 from Belgium. He attained the rank of major in the Texas Nat’l Guard in 1956 and retired from the Army Reserves in 1969. He starred in 44 movie films.