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Summarized from Harold B. Simpson's Audie Murphy - American Soldier; ©1975; Hillsboro, Texas (pages 65-176).
DECORATIONS
Military Awards Earned by Audie Murphy

Medal #11
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
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European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign
Medal and Ribbon Set

The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was awarded to Audie Murphy for service within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater. Audie Murphy was authorized a total of 8 battle stars - one for each major campaign he participated in.

A silver battle star represent the first 5 campaigns Audie fought in on north Africa, the island of Sicily, and the mainland of Italy. The three remaining campaigns Audie Murphy fought in are represented by individual bronze battle stars for campaigns in France, Germany, and central Europe.

The eight campaigns that Audie Murphy participated in were as follows...

  1. Tunisia, North Africa
  2. Sicily, Italy
  3. Naples-Foggia, Italy
  4. Anzio, Italy
  5. Rome-Arno, Italy
  6. Southern France
  7. Rhineland, Germany
  8. Central Europe

Audie Murphy was also authorized a bronze arrowhead because of participation of amphibious landings in Sicily and Southern France.

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