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Audie Murphy was the most decorated American soldier during World War II. He went on to a long film career, starring in The Red Badge of Courage, The Quiet American, and his own To Hell and Back. He was killed in a plane crash in 1971 at age forty-six.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Murphy, Audie, 1924-1971, World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, American, Soldiers United States Biography, World War, 1939-1945 Europe