HERO BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1924


Audie Leon Murphy was born in Texas. 
(20 June 1925 – 28 May 1971)

Audie Murphy was a honored U.S. WWII hero who became an action
movie star. He was decorated with 33 medals including three Purple
Hearts, two Silver Stars, an Expert Badge with Bayonet, and the Medal
of Honor. He left school in the fifth grade and began working on a farm
to support his family. He became famous through an article in LIFE
magazine (below). Suffering from what would today be termed (PTSD)
posttraumatic stress disorder, he slept with a loaded handgun under
his pillow and consumed addictive sleeping pills.

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