Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Audie Murphy's uniform

These pictures were taken in the Willy Nelson Museum in Nashville, TN. (of all places)

The tag near the uniform states that the uniform and helmet were given to a friend of Lt. Murphy's by the name of Scott Turner. The displayed medals, 1911A1, Luger P08 and the dagger just out of the frame were found in the back room of a California ranch that Audie Murphy sold to Bob Hope in 1966.

For those that don't know, Audie Murphy was the most decorated US soldier in WWII and went on to star in many Hollywood movies, including one based on his own life and experiences in the war.

Cool stuff, and certainly something I did not expect to see.

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