Audie Murphy - Sorry if this is a repost or in the wrong forum. - Page 2




 
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August 27th, 2006  
Team Infidel
 
 
If you ever get a chanse, there are several movies about him including in which he stars himself....
August 27th, 2006  
The Cooler King
 
His grave is the most visited in Arlington next to JFK. His movie, To Hell and Back, is based on his autobiography by the same name. I've never read the book but the movie is excellent. Audie already was a movie star before his movie, starring in a couple westerns.
August 27th, 2006  
Team Infidel
 
 
Yeah, but you know what. On the tour, they didn't even mention his name or grave when we got to the Tomb. You have to go and seek it out.
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August 27th, 2006  
The Cooler King
 
Just a plain headstone, nothing elaborate. It's a testament to his character. A modest man and a good American.

August 27th, 2006  
Senior Chief
 
 
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Just a plain headstone, nothing elaborate. It's a testament to his character. A modest man and a good American.


Not trying to rain on your parade, but I think that is the only type that is allowed in Arlington.
August 27th, 2006  
Team Infidel
 
 
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Not trying to rain on your parade, but I think that is the only type that is allowed in Arlington.

Oh no... there are several, non traditional, headstones in Arlington. Most General Officers, and Supreme Court Justices, Presidents and what not have different types of headstones in certain areas.
August 27th, 2006  
The Cooler King
 
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Not trying to rain on your parade, but I think that is the only type that is allowed in Arlington.
Nope.


August 27th, 2006  
The Cooler King
 
And here is Lt. Col. Matt Urban's headstone who received 29 medals for valor, three more than Audie Murphy.

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Back:

August 28th, 2006  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Facts about the movie "To Hell and Back"

Audie Murphy originally declined the opportunity to portray himself in the movie, not wanting people to think that he was attempting to cash in on his role as a war hero. He even suggested that his role be played by Tony Curtis.

Former WWII General and President Dwight Eisenhower did not enjoy Murphy's films, saying his combat scenes were unbelievable due to his small stature. However, Murphy's relatively short height is not particularly noticeable in To Hell and Back or in his other action movies.

Other Audie Murphy facts

Audie Murphy's height and weight at his enlistment was 5 ft 5 in and 110 lb. After a three year enlistment, he grew to 5 ft 7 in and 145 lb.

Was the original choice to play the Scorpio Killer in Dirty Harry.

Purchased a Middle Eastern oil field in the 1960s which was blown up during the Six Day War, causing him to file for bankruptcy.

He was a life member of the National Rifle Association.

Always a modest hero, Murphy gave away his awards and decorations to friends. When these were replaced by family members, he again gave them to those closest to him.


Audie Murphy was a great man, America needs more good hearted folks like him. Another good soldier and man was Alvin York.

Most of America's greatest soldiers are people that work the land, believe in hunting and the ideal that every man should be able to handle a firearm, believe in the good lord, and are good natured folks.

Audie Murphy became a crack shot with a rifle by hunting and putting food on the table during the depression. Alvin York was also a great shot by being a great hunter.
August 28th, 2006  
Senior Chief
 
 
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Originally Posted by Team Infidel
Oh no... there are several, non traditional, headstones in Arlington. Most General Officers, and Supreme Court Justices, Presidents and what not have different types of headstones in certain areas.
The headstone provided by the Government is like the one on Murphy's grave. I've visited many national cemetaries and the headstones are always the same style as Murphy's.
 


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