Texas Best Lobbyist News: Gov. Perry Awards Audie Murphy Texas Legislative Medal of Honor
On Tuesday October 29th, Governor Rick Perry awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to deceased veteran Audie Murphy. Mr. Murphy remains the most awarded American soldier of World War II. The Texas Legislative Medal of Honor is the highest award that can be given to a member of the State Military Forces. Murphy joined the Army in 1942, leaving behind his hometown of Kingston, Texas. He experienced his first combat in July of 1943 in Italy. He was awarded 28 medals before his 21st birthday, including some from Belgium and France. The majority of these were recognizing his valor, bravery, and strength of character.
In 1950, Murphy joined the Texas National Guard. He eventually earned the title of major. He later transferred to the U.S. Army Reserve. He remained a member until 1971 when he passed away. In addition to the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor, Audie Murphy has also been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Congressional Medal of Honor, two Silver Stars, two Bronze Stars, the Legion of Merit, and three Purple Hearts.
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