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Audie L. Murphy

Audie L. Murphy is the most decorated American soldier of World War II. He saw combat in Italy and France and is credited with killing 240 German soldiers. He eventually went on to star in a movie about his life.

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Lieutenant Audie L Murphy (1924 – 1971) after being presented with the US Congressional Medal of Honour and the Legion Of Merit. He won every medal of valor that the United States had to offer by 20 years of age and went on to become an actor mainly in low budget cowboy movies. (Photo by Horace Abrahams/Keystone/Getty Images)

Rank: Second lieutenant
Military branch: Army
Served in: WWII
Medal(s): Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star

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