What do you know about Audie
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1) On January 26, 1945 in cold temperatures and with 24
inches of snow on the ground, the battle at Holtzwihr
(France) began with Murphy's unit at an effective strength
of 19 out of 128. Wounded in the leg during heavy fire, he
continued this nearly single-handed battle for almost an
What award did he win for the fight?
Medal of Honor
2) He enlisted in World War Two as a private.
war ended and he was discharged from the Army, what was his
3) After seeing the young hero's photo on the cover of
the July 16 edition of Life Magazine and sensing star
potential, actor James Cagney invited Murphy to Hollywood in
September 1945. Despite Cagney's expectations, the next few
years in California were difficult for Murphy.
4) In 1950, he stars in The Kid from Texas .
famous Old West character does he play?
Billy the Kid
John Wesley Hardin
5) What is the 1951 Civil War movie that he plays
The Red Badge of Courage
6) In the 1955, To Hell and Back. Audie is the
star. He plays himself during the Korean War.
What is the 1953 movie he plays Reb Kittridge?
8) The neighbors of a frontier family turn on them when
it is suspected that their adopted daughter was stolen from
the local Kiawa tribe. Audie plays Cash Zachary.
his big brother Ben?
9) To Hell and Back grossed almost ten million
dollars during its initial theatrical release, and at the
time became Universal's biggest hit of the studio's 43-year
history. This movie held the record as the company's
highest-grossing motion picture until 1975.
What is the
movie that broke the record?
10) In 1959, he starred in the No Name on the Bullet
western, in which his performance was well-received despite
being cast as the villain, a professional killer who managed
to stay within the law.
11) Just after noon on May 28, 1971, during Memorial Day weekend,
Murphy was killed when his private plane crashed into a Virginia
mountain near Catawba, Virginia, 20 miles west of Roanoke.
What was the
12) Where is Audie Murphy buried?
Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Texas