By Dr. Judy Alter PhD,Patrick Messersmith

Audie Murphy was once the main adorned soldier in the course of global struggle II. He used to be provided the Medal of Honor, the top army award for bravery given to any person who dangers their existence above and past the decision of duty.

Audie Murphy's existence used to be formed by means of 3 issues: the nice melancholy of the Nineteen Thirties, global conflict II of the Nineteen Forties, and a Hollywood occupation which started within the early Nineteen Fifties and persevered during the Nineteen Sixties. The melancholy and his family's poverty toughened him. The conflict used to be the adventure that him all his existence and taken him repute. Hollywood was once by no means like actual lifestyles to him. Of the 3, conflict was once the definitive event of his life.

On may perhaps 28, 1971, Audie, besides a number of different males, have been passengers on a personal aircraft on their strategy to examine a enterprise chance. The airplane crashed in fog and rain at the aspect of a mountain close to Roanoke, Virginia. All aboard have been killed. Audie Murphy used to be buried with complete army honors at Arlington nationwide Cemetery.

Audie Murphy used to be a real American hero and his existence was once a rags- to-riches tale. yet in Audie Murphy, writer Judy modify exhibits that popularity doesn't consistently carry happiness.

Audie Murphy is the 5th name within the Stars of Texas sequence, aimed toward fourth graders learning for the Texas background part of the TAKS try. the 1st 3 books within the sequence, Henrietta King: Rancher and Philanthropist, Mirabeau B. Lamar: moment President of Texas, and Miriam "Ma" Ferguson: First girl Governor of Texas, were selected for the sped up Reader software, and Henrietta King was once a Spur Award finalist. loose workbooks for all Stars of Texas sequence books can be found online.

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