|Army Outstanding Civilian Service|
Medal and Ribbon Set
The Army Outstanding Civilian Service award is the third highest civilian incentive consisting of a bronze medal, lapel button, and a citation.
It is awarded to civilians not employed by the Army, Federal Government officials at the policy development level, or technical personnel who assist the army as a consultant or advisor.
Audie Murphy was awarded this medal in 1961 for his unpaid contributions as a technical advisor, consultant, and actor in the Army documentary film "The Broken Bridge". Filmed at White Sands Missle Range, New Mexico, Europe and in Hollywood around 1960, the 40 minute public film discussed the U.S. Army's expanding role in missile weaponry systems.
The film also featured appearances by Audie's two sons, Terry Michael Murphy and James Shannon "Skipper" Murphy (Simpson, page 411).