close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Who was the most decorated combat soldier of WWII?

Discussion in 'US Military Services' started by Mushin, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. Mushin

    Mushin RONIN

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    "WITH ONE FOOT IN EACH WORLD"
    I Think this is pretty amazing, I knew when I was younger but forgot. He would be the same character in Hunter's book "Pale horse Coming" named Audie Ryan...but it was really Audie Murphy!

    [​IMG]

    Web site

    http://www.audiemurphy.com/welcome.htm
     
  2. Fritz1

    Fritz1

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2005
    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    I believe his Hollywood career began when he was picked to play himself in his biographical film "To Hell and Back." Then did a bunch of westerns and others after.
     

  3. Marine8541

    Marine8541 iseedeadpeople

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2006
    Messages:
    5,471
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Littleton, Colorado
    Audie was in 15 movies before his Book was made into one.

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001559/
     
  4. Mushin

    Mushin RONIN

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    "WITH ONE FOOT IN EACH WORLD"
  5. Will-21

    Will-21

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Nevada
    The fact of the matter is LTC Matt Urban is the most decorated WWII soldier:

    Lieutenant Colonel Matt Louis Urban (August 25, 1919- March 4, 1995) was a U. S. Army officer who served with distinction in World War II. He was belatedly awarded the Medal of Honor, in 1980 for repeated acts of heroism in combat in France and Belgium in 1944. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, he is the most decorated American serviceman.

    Don't fall for the Audie Murphy legend. Surely an all American hero, but not the most decorated soldier.
     
  6. Mushin

    Mushin RONIN

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    "WITH ONE FOOT IN EACH WORLD"
    Didn't know that? I'll check it out. They must have upgraded him later then, which is too bad. But it might have made his family happy.
     
  7. Will-21

    Will-21

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Nevada
    Final awards in 1980.

    I think he has 1 award more than Audie Murphy.
     
  8. Mushin

    Mushin RONIN

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    "WITH ONE FOOT IN EACH WORLD"
    Most of those guy's didn't really care if they got a medal for what they did anyway. Some of them even say that the medals should be for the one's that didn't come back. Amen!
     
  9. Will-21

    Will-21

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Nevada
  10. Glolt20-91

    Glolt20-91

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    4,071
    Likes Received:
    172
    Location:
    Arizona Territory
    That's only because John Kerry wasn't there. :cheers:

    Bob :cowboy: