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Audie Leon Murphy son of poor Texas sharecroppers rose to national fame as the most decorated US combat soldier of World War II Audie L At age 12 as an orphan growing up in Texas he was already a fair shot with a rifle At that time his family was very poor so he quit school to work for a neighboring farmer himself an ex-marine and who influentially always said my biggest mistake I ever made was gettin out of the Military Audies mom approved of him quitting school to work by saying to the other kids weve just decided who the head of the family is Audie A few years later when WWII broke out the kind hearted Audie was out working when he heard his mom died After conversing with his boss who said you can do more for the other kids in your family with service pay than any other way think of it as a careerif Id stayed in Id be a General by now Audie L Audie joined the military with great hardship considering he joined by his own will and desire under age even AudieAudie enlisted at age 18 Audie L During Murphys 3 years active service as a combat soldier in World War II what Audie accomplished during this period is most significant and probably will never be repeated by another soldier given todays high-tech type of warefare The US Army has always declared that there will never be another Audie Murphy Audie Among his 33 awards and decorations was the Medal of Honor the highest military award for bravery that can be given to any individual in the United States of America for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty He also received every decoration for valor that his country had to offer some of them more than once including 5 decorations by France and
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