Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Alington, Fifth Set of Photos ...

From Wiki: "Audie Leon Murphy (June 20, 1926 (?) – May 28, 1971) was a much-decorated American soldier who served in the European Theater during World War II. He later became an actor, appearing in 44 American films, and also found some success as a country music composer.

"In 27 months of combat action, Murphy became one of the most highly decorated United States soldiers of World War II. He received the Medal of Honor, the U.S. military's highest award for valor, along with 32 additional U.S. and foreign medals and citations,[ including five from France and one from Belgium.[1][2][4]

"Murphy's successful movie career included the extremely popular To Hell and Back (1955), which was based on his book of the same name (1949.) He also starred in an impressive 33 Hollywood Western films. He died in a plane crash in 1971 and was interred, with full military honors,[3][unreliable source?] in Arlington National Cemetery. Audie Murphy's grave site is the second-most vvisited grave at Arlington, after that of President John F. Kennedy."

We tried to find Murphy as our son, Bryce, had studied him and we thought he would like to see the memorial. This was as close as we got, though. For being "elaborate" we never found it!!

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