Simply put: This is the greatest combat warrior who ever lived!
This introduction to Audie L. Murphy, is, mostly, for the last two generations who never even heard of him. That is an unforgivable oversight, and shame on our government for allowing this to happen.
This great man should have a 12 Ft. statue at the intersection of Times Square in New York City, so all would recognize just what kind of man he was. Ironically, he died in a plane crash on Memorial Day, 1971 at age 46, 41 years to this day.
Another insult to his memory: Presently, there is a poll taking place--anyone over 18 may vote I believe--choosing any one of these five individuals to have the honor of having their biographical portrait to be hung in the Smithsonian Institute.
Believe this or not, Audie is losing rather easily to a lady named Celia Cruz:
Birth name Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso
Also known as La Reina de la Salsa, La Guarachera de Cuba
Born October 21, 1925
Died July 16, 2003 (aged 77)
Fort Lee, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres Salsa, bolero
Years active 1948–2003
Celia Cruz (October 21, 1925 – July 16, 2003) was a Cuban-American and was one of the most successful salsa performers of the 20th century, having earned twenty-three gold albums. She was renowned internationally as the "Queen of Salsa" as well as "La Guarachera de Cuba."
She spent much of her career living in New Jersey, and working in the United States and several Latin American countries. Leila Cobo of Billboard Magazine once said "Cruz is indisputably the best known and most influential female figure in the history of Cuban music."
**** Please go to this website and vote for this man? It's not too late! Voting ends tonight at midnight. http://blog.americanhistory.si.edu/ Please scroll down and see the FIVE candidates.
Thank you! ABE.