March 28th, 2020 - 12:00 pm
Part II: “To Hell and Back” - Courage in Action
Audie Murphy grew up wanting to be a soldier. As WWII broke out he attempted to enlist and was turned down by the Army, Navy and Marine Corps for being underweight and underage. With his sister’s aid he miraculously aged by one year, reapplied and joined the Army in mid-1942. Murphy served with distinction in the Italian campaign which started with a landing in Sicily in July 1943. In 1944, he landed on Yellow Beach near Ramatuelle France and received the Distinguished Service Cross for action taken on August 15th against defending German forces. Murphy’s courageous actions throughout the War will be discussed. For these actions Audie Murphy received 33 US military medals, including 3 Purple Heats and the Medal of Honor. Listen to the full story of this true American hero.
Fort Miles Museum, Battery 519, 11:15AM
Free Admission, Seating Limited to 60
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