Who'll help a true american hero be recognized?

Who'll help a true american hero be recognized?

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    Thumbs up Who'll help a true american hero be recognized?

    I'm sure the members here in my age group are aware of who Audie Murphy was. For the younger members who might not know, he was the most decorated soldier of WWII. He not only received the Medal of Honor, but also every other award for valor the military has, some more than once.

    There is a petition in progress to have him awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The link below is to the Audie L. Murphy Memorial site. On the first page is a link to the petition. Anyone interested in signing please do so. Help honor a true American Hero.

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    He's the subject of the movie To Hell and Back. Clip here.
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    I just signed it, he deserves this medal as much or more than anyone else they might give it to!
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    President Truman once remarked that he would rather have received the Medal of Honor than be president - because it meant more. Audi Murphy embodied honor and courage.
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    I don't mean to offend anyone, but I never understood this. Why give medals to people who are already dead? As you say, he already got a boat load of medals while he was alive to see them. It isn't like he was unrecognized in his own time. What's the point of doing this now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaconHunter View Post
    I don't mean to offend anyone, but I never understood this. Why give medals to people who are already dead? As you say, he already got a boat load of medals while he was alive to see them. It isn't like he was unrecognized in his own time. What's the point of doing this now?
    Seems like a reasonable question to me. He was paraded thru New York, became an actor and acted himself in the movie about himself, etc.

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    I think the awarding, posthumously, of The Presidential Medal of Freedom, is deserving of this person who, by his actions while serving in the military of the United States of America, exemplified duty, honor, and country above personal danger. It's not about the honors he has received...it is about the recognition and memory he deserves based on his accomplishments of the time. JMO
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    I had the privilege of standing at his grave side and telling his story to my son a few weeks ago.
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