Audie  Murphy

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Born: June 20, 1924, in a Hunt County, Texas sharecropper's shack. Audie dropped out of school after the 5th grade, then enlisted in the US Army at age 18; Height: 5'5" and Weight: 112 pounds. Wounded three times and eventually was promoted to 2nd lieutenant. Awarded 37 medals from various countries, including the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor, and the highest medals from France and Belgium.  He died, during a Memorial Day weekend business trip, in a plane crash near Roanoke, Virginia, May 28, 1971, age 46,  a time when "war heroes" were loathed by many during the Vietnam War.  He is buried in Arlington National Cemetary.

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