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U.S. CONGRESSIONAL AND STATE LEGISLATIVE RECORD ENTRIES
Entries made in Congress and State Legislatures concerning Audie L. Murphy

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Texas House Resolution 263 Paying Tribute to Audie Murphy for Gallantry During World War II
Read and Adopted Friday, June 1, 1945

On Friday, June 1, 1945, the Texas State House of Representatives approved a resolution paying tribute to 1st Lieutenant Audie Murphy for gallantry and courageous defense of the nation in January 1945.

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Texas House Resolution 32 Inviting Audie Murphy and Wife to Address the Texas House of Representatives
Read and Adopted Tuesday, February 1, 1949

On Tuesday, February 1, 1949, the Texas State House of Representatives approved a resolution inviting Audie Murphy and his bride to visit the Texas House of Representatives in gratitude of Murphy's heroic valor and to address the House about the youth-building program of the Variety Club's Boys' Ranch in Copperas Cove, Texas.

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Death of a Great American
Read by Mr. Ray Roberts, Texas
Thursday, June 3, 1971

During a speech about N.A.S.A., Congressman George Miller, 8th District of California yields the floor to Congressman Ray Roberts, 4th Congressional District of Texas so news concerning the death and funeral services of a great American, Audie Murphy, can be announced to Congress.

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Texas House Concurrent Resolution 3 Expresses Admiration For Audie Murphy and Condolences to Family
Dated June 3, 1971

On Thursday, June 3, 1971, House Concurrent Resolution 3 was approved which expressed its admiration for Audie Murphy's military and many other accomplishments. It also expressed its deepest sympathy condolences to wife, Pamela Murphy, and sons Terry and "Skipper" concerning Audie Murphy's recent death.

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Texas Senate Concurrent Resolution 4 Directs State Flags to be Flown at Half Mast
Approved by Governor Preston Smith, June 10, 1971

On Thursday, June 10, 1971, the Governor of Texas, Preston Smith approved Texas Senate Concurrent Resolution 3 directing the State of Texas to fly all flags on state buildings at half-mast because of Murphy's recent death.

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Alabama House Joint Resolution 35 Memorializes Audie Murphy
Approved by June 24, 1971

On Thursday, June 24, 1971, Alabama House Joint Resolution 35 is approved. It authorizes a place of honor for Audie Murphy in its Hall of Honor at the American Legion Headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama. Alabama also claims Audie Murphy, on behalf of the entire state, as one of its own citizens.

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Designating the Veterans' Administration Hospital in San Antonio, Texas as the Audie L. Murphy Veterans' Memorial Hospital
Read by the Honorable Olin Teague of Texas
Wednesday, October 13, 1971

On Wednesday, October 13, 1971, the Honorable Olin E. Teague introduced legislation which would name the recently constructed Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, Texas as the Audie L. Murphy Veterans' Memorial Hospital. The legislation was introduced approximately 5 months after Audie Murphy's tragic death.

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Commemorating Saint Patrick's Day
Read by the Honorable Benjamin A. Gilman, New York
Thursday, February 29, 1996

On Thursday, February 29, 1996, the Honorable Benjamin A. Gilman, in commemoration of Saint Patrick's Day, paid tribute to the enormous and significant contributions made to America, peace, and freedom by Irish immigrants and their descendants.

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In Memory of Major Audie L. Murphy
Read by the Honorable Ralph M. Hall, Texas
Thursday, May 30, 1996

Delivered on the floor of the House of Representatives during the 104th Congress, Second Session, the Honorable Ralph M. Hall, Texas read into a the congressional record a tribute paid to Audie L. Murphy on the 25th anniversary of his death.

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Texas House Concurrent Resolution 303 Pays Tribute to the Life of Major Audie Murphy
Approved Wednesday, May 28, 1997

On Wednesday, May 28, 1997, the Texas State Legislature pays tribute to the extraordinary courage and life of Major Audie L. Murphy.

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Texas House Concurrent Resolution 314 Expresses Support for a U.S. Postage Stamp
Filed May 29, 1997

On May 29, 1997, the Texas State Legislature respectfully states its support to the President of the United States, the President of the U.S. Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Texas delegation to Congress for a regular U.S. postage stamp honoring Audie Murphy.

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Texas Senate Resolution 371 Designates April 10, 1999 as Audie Murphy Day
Approved March 9, 1999

On March 9, 1999, because of heroism in combat and the many post war accomplishments of Audie Murphy, April 10, 1999 is designated as Audie Murphy Day in the throughout the state of Texas.

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Audie Murphy, Texas Warrior
Read by the Honorable Ted Poe, Texas
Wednesday, September 21, 2005

On Wednesday, September 21, 2005 the Honorable Ted Poe, paid tribute to the great American warrior and patriot, Audie L. Murphy, who distinguished himself on the battlefield as hero during World War II.

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Irish American Heritage Month
Read by the Honorable Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

On Tuesday, April 21, 2009 the Stephen Lynch, 8th Congressional District of the state of Massachusetts, under suspension of House Rules, brought to vote House Resolution 254, which recognized the contributions of Irish-Americans, including Audie Murphy, to the history and progress of the United States.The resolution, originally proposed by Congressman Carolyn McCarthy, New York, was approved.

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67th Anniversary of the Colmar Pocket
Read by the Honorable Geoff Davis, Kentucky
Thursday, December 01, 2011

On Thursday, December 01, 2011 the Honorable Geoff Davis, 4th Congressional District of the state of Kentucky, read from the House floor a speech commemorating the 67th anniversary of the Battle of the Colmar Pocket and the heroic actions of U.S. and Allied forces and soldiers, including Audie Murphy, who were involved in this significant military event.

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Texas Legislative Medal of Honor
Sponsored by Texas State Representative Scott Turner
Approved, Monday August 19, 2013

On Monday, August 19, 2019 Texas Governor Rick Perry approves Texas House Concurrent Resolution 3 which awarded Audie Murphy Texas' highest military decoration, the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor.

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Honoring Audie Murphy, Texas Legislative Medal of Honor Recipient
Read by the Honorable Ralph Hall of Texas
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 during the first session of the 113th Congress, the Honorable Ralph Hall, 4th Congressional District of Texas, read from the floor of the House of Representatives into the official record a speech commemorating the posthumous award of Texas' highest military decoration, the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Audie L. Murphy.

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Audie Murphy Receives Texas Legislative Medal of Honor
Read by the Honorable Ralph Hall of Texas
Wednesday, December 3, 2013

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013 during the first session of the 113th Congress, the Honorable Ralph Hall, 4th Congressional District of Texas, read from the floor of the House of Representatives into the official record a speech celebrating the many accomplishments of the late Audie Murphy and the posthumous award of the Texas Legislature Medal of Honor to him by Texas Governor Rick Perry.

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