Audie Murphy: War Hero and Movie Star (Stars of Texas by Dr. Judy Alter PhD,Patrick Messersmith

By Dr. Judy Alter PhD,Patrick Messersmith

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

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

On may well 28, 1971, Audie, besides numerous different males, have been passengers on a personal aircraft on their technique to examine a company chance. The aircraft crashed in fog and rain at the part 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 was once a real American hero and his lifestyles was once a rags- to-riches tale. yet in Audie Murphy, writer Judy regulate indicates that popularity doesn't regularly deliver happiness.

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

 Download the loose job Book/Teacher's consultant at http://www.tfhcc.com/press/younger.html

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