Remembering Audie Murphy
Photo Credit: J.D. Leipold
Two wreaths were laid at the Arlington National Cemetery, Va., grave of Audie Leon Murphy, the most decorated Soldier in the 239-year-old history of the Army. While non-commissioned officers who have been inducted into the esteemed Sergeant Audie Murphy Club salute, a lone bugle sounded out Taps. Following his World War II years, he went on to have a 21-year Hollywood career starring in 39 movies, including playing himself in "To Hell and Back," which was adapted from his best-selling book. His life was cut short at age 46, when he was killed in a plane crash on a mountaintop near Roanoke, Va., on May 28, 1971. Murphy's grave is the second most-visited site at Arlington National Cemetery, with the first being that of John F. Kennedy.
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