Audie Murphy

Discussion in 'US Units' started by audiesdad, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. audiesdad

    audiesdad Junior Member

    I am the Administaror of a National petition campaign to bestow upon Audie Murphy, America's 'most decorated soldier of WWII' the United States highest civilian honor, the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom.
    This medal is awarded annually by the President to those who have contributed significantly to the peace and security of the United States as well as for other significant cultural contributions.
    Please take 30 seconds and join six (6) U.S. Medal of Honor Recipients our other 'distinguished/notable signatories', and thousands of ordinary citizens from around the world and sign our Petition.
    Our 'Distinguished/Notable Signatories' are shown on the right hand side of the Petition as well as in the Blog tab.
    Here is a the link:

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/audiemurphy/

    Should you feel uncomfortable with clicking the link you may also type into google "Audie Murphy Petition ipetitions" to be directed to the site.

    Thank you for your support of our initiative to honor once again the legendary Audie Murphy.

    Respectfuly,

    Dave Phillips
    Administrator
    Audie Murphy Presidential Medal of Freedom Petition Campaign
     
  2. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

  3. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    What, hasn't he got enough gongs in his lifetime? He already looked like a Soviet general :)

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  4. audiesdad

    audiesdad Junior Member

    A more than worthy candidate in my opinion.

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/general/28459-audie-murphy-soldier-actor-songsmith-poet-2.html

    Regards
    Tom

    Thanks very much for your kind words. If you haven't already I would hope you would take a moment to sign our Petition and if desired, leave a comment.
    Audie Murphy was almost mytholigical in his abilities as a soldier and combat leader, and above all was always the patrit an exhibited the finest virtues of citizenship.
    Thanks again,
    Dave
     
  5. cbiwv

    cbiwv Junior Member

    Done.
     
  6. audiesdad

    audiesdad Junior Member

    What, hasn't he got enough gongs in his lifetime? He already looked like a Soviet general :)

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    I would normally not even dignify a snide comment such as yours with a response; but in this case I'll make an exception.
    I'm not sure what your agenda is, but to compare Murphy to a Soviet General is pretty sad. Why not use Patton in his regalia or MacArthur if you want to compare someone bemedaled to a Soviet General.
    As to enough "gongs" in his lifetime, Murphy has had many honors and each and everyone was well earned and well deserved.
    Is it not important to remember the heroes of the Second World War? Murphy's name and legendary deeds are quickly slipping into the annals of history, soon to be forgotten by the new generation of Americans.
    Perhaps in according him this one last and final honor will be a way of keeping his name and legacy around for another generation or two.
    Murphy was most probably the greatest soldier ever to wear the uniform the United States and most certainly was an American who never asked anything of America, never complained or whined.
    He is worthy of this award in my opinion, and I guess unless you beg to differ, is worthy in the eyes of America's greatest heroes, the many recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor as well as thousands of others from around the world who have taken a moment to honor this courageous icon of liberty.

    Dave Phillips
    Administrator
    Audie Murphy Presidential Medal of Freedom Petition Campaign
     
  7. audiesdad

    audiesdad Junior Member

    Done.


    Thank you for your support. It is sincerely appreciated.
     
  8. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Dear Audiesdad -
    Before you start ripping off the members of this forum - I would ask you to note that your initial plea for assistance in this matter was a NATIONAL PETITION - and that this is a British and Commonwealth Forum consequently your plea - as I understand it - comes under an American interest which is that of a guest.

    While many have a respect for the derring deeds of Mr Murphy -and his honours - we still recognise that he was an American serviceman !

    Cheers
     
  9. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    No offence intended, far from me to demean the achievement of such a famous hero. But is another gong necessary, so long after the event and on top the highest honours bestowed on him already?

    As for the Soviet General part, it is not so offensive after all, as the Soviets were on "that" war as well, and without them the 'Other Allies' would have paid quite a larger toll in blood. What I meant was a visual comparison between the photo above and for instance this photo of Marshal I. Konev.

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    Quite loaded as well, isn't he?

    As for General Patton,

    http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT-XsloNbOoD6_DK6h1ZLuC3xWWeR5A4eeUvq1uvWQ9Ql5i30muqw

    I'm glad that you mention him because the middle star on his bottom row is the Soviet Order of Kutuzov, 1st Class (which the wikipedia article omits, for some reason).

    No agenda, sir, it's only that AM's name is famous already and I can't really see the requirement for more.
     
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  10. gtblackwell

    gtblackwell Junior Member

    I am an American and it never occurred to me that Za has being derogatory in the least, droll came to mind. I was born in 1940 and well remember growing up with stories of Audie Murphy's great accomplishments . I do grow weary of a tendency on the Internet for posters to become angry and lash out. Civility and a bit of humor made this a better world. BTW, Patton and Konev, both very accomplished soldiers look a wee ridiculous in all that garb but that too has humor in it. the Dean of my college showed up one day sporting a huge academic medal hung around his neck. someone whispered he looked like the Undersecretary of Defence of Bulgaria and I could never see him thereafter without smiling....with all due apologies to Bulgaria.

    Kindly,

    Gaines
     
  11. audiesdad

    audiesdad Junior Member

    Dear Audiesdad -
    Before you start ripping off the members of this forum - I would ask you to note that your initial plea for assistance in this matter was a NATIONAL PETITION - and that this is a British and Commonwealth Forum consequently your plea - as I understand it - comes under an American interest which is that of a guest.

    While many have a respect for the derring deeds of Mr Murphy -and his honours - we still recognise that he was an American serviceman !

    Cheers

    Tom,
    Point made and taken. The U.S. Presidential medal of Freedom however is not inclusive of American citizens and has been bestowed upon many foreigh Heads of State, i.e. Margarete Thatcher and soon to be...Angela Merkel.
    In addition our Petition has had several hundred (minimum) signatories from the UK, Australia, Canada, France and Germany to name but a few countries.
    The intent was not to rip on any member but simply to show where we may agress to disagree.
    I would hope to garner support of this endeavor from any member of your good Forum, who would aid in this matter,

    Respectfully,

    Dave Phillips
    Administrator
    Audie Murphy Presidential Medal of Freedom Petition Campaign
     
  12. audiesdad

    audiesdad Junior Member

    Done.


    Thank you!

    Respectfully,

    Dave Phillips
    Administrator
    Audie Murphy Presidential Medal of Freedom Petition Campaign
     
  13. audiesdad

    audiesdad Junior Member

    No offence intended, far from me to demean the achievement of such a famous hero. But is another gong necessary, so long after the event and on top the highest honours bestowed on him already?

    As for the Soviet General part, it is not so offensive after all, as the Soviets were on "that" war as well, and without them the 'Other Allies' would have paid quite a larger toll in blood. What I meant was a visual comparison between the photo above and for instance this photo of Marshal I. Konev.

    [​IMG]

    Quite loaded as well, isn't he?

    As for General Patton,

    http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT-XsloNbOoD6_DK6h1ZLuC3xWWeR5A4eeUvq1uvWQ9Ql5i30muqw

    I'm glad that you mention him because the middle star on his bottom row is the Soviet Order of Kutuzov, 1st Class (which the wikipedia article omits, for some reason).

    No agenda, sir, it's only that AM's name is famous already and I can't really see the requirement for more.

    Thanks for the comments and agreeing that we can disagree in this matter.
    In the U.S. I guess one could say it is quite common to name various things in honor of someone, even years after the person's passing as a way of paying respects and to remember.


    Respectfully,

    Dave Phillips
    Administrator
    Audie Murphy Presidential Medal of Freedom Petition Campaign
     
  14. audiesdad

    audiesdad Junior Member

    I was born in 1940 and well remember growing up with stories of Audie Murphy's great accomplishments .
    Kindly,

    Gaines


    Glad to see someone else in America still rememebers the legendary heroism of this great American patriot and legend.

    Respectfully,

    Dave Phillips
    Administrator
    Audie Murphy Presidential Medal of Freedom Petition Campaign
     
  15. cbiwv

    cbiwv Junior Member

    Za is actually pretty respectful and very intelligent.
     
  16. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Audiesdad

    Like others who have commented to date, I admired Audie Murphy during his lifetime and enjoyed the films that he made, simply because it made a change to see a "genuine" veteran playing the lead role in a war movie. If at times the film played down the non-US WW2 participants then this, I have always accepted, was par for the course.

    With all due respect to your zeal and well meant motives I do believe that you would be better off making your pitch on the WW2f forum, if you have not already done so.

    Regards

    Ron
     
  17. spider

    spider Very Senior Member

    Don't forget Audie Murphy was a champion for Veterans Welfare and Support in the USA and a campaigner for Veterans issues.
     
  18. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Don't forget Audie Murphy was a champion for Veterans Welfare and Support in the USA and a campaigner for Veterans issues.
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    Spider

    Accepted, but I would guess strictly American orientated, hence my suggestion that this appeal would be better addressed to a US audience,

    Ron
     
  19. spider

    spider Very Senior Member

    Accepted, but I would guess strictly American orientated, hence my suggestion that this appeal would be better addressed to a US audience,

    Ron

    Hence why he has posted it on the forum........for the USA members to respond to the petition.

    Cheers
     
  20. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Spider
    WE had already ascertained that he was conducting a National Petition(i.e USA) when challenged this became an International petition - akin to me setting up a National Petition in the USA to coerce Her Majesty into awarding V.C.'s to chaps like Paddy Mayne (3 DSO's)- David Stirling (0BE & DSO )- or Roy Farran (DSO & 3M.C.s)- the response would probably be "Duh - who dem guys" - at least we are aware of what Mr Murphy did through the efforts mainly of Hollywood.
    Cheers
    Cheers
     
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