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DOCUMENTS
Listed by date. For a comprehensive bibliography of Audie Murphy, CLICK HERE.

Draft Registration Card, Emmett Berry Murphy
June 5, 1917
Type:Federal Record
Length:1 card (front) with registrar's report attached
Source: http://www.ancestry.com, Database: World War 1 draft registration cards, 1917-18, Collin County, Texas, roll 1952488, draft board 2
Description:Establishes the correct birthdate (February 18, 1887) of Emmett Berry Murphy, Audie Murphy's father.
Death Certificate, Vernon Murphy
February 27, 1920
Type:Texas Department of Vital Statistics Record
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:Records the birth date and death of Audie's brother Vernon. It also provides birthplace information of Audie's mother and father.
Death Certificate, Josie B. Murphy, Audie's Mother
June 10, 1941
Type:Texas Bureau of Vital Statistics Record
Length:1 page, pdf
Source: http://www.ancestry.com, Database: World War 1 draft registration cards, 1917-18, Collin County, Texas, roll 1952488, draft board 2
Description:The death certificate of Audie Murphy's mother establishing her lineage. The doctor filing the record erroneously records Josie's date of birth as May 23, 1981. In fact, her actual birthday was May 28, 1891. Her actual birthdate coincides with Audie's date of death, May 28, 1971.
Obituary, Josie Belle Killian Murphy
circa May 23, 1941
Type:Newspaper Article
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:Recreation of a newspaper article from a local Farmersville, Texas newspaper.
Record of Enlistment
June 29, 1942
Type:Record of Enlistment, W.D.A.G.O. Form 22, Sep 5, 1940
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:Lower portion of the form signed by Audie Murphy in Greenville, Texas acknowledging the truthfulness of data provided during his enlistment. The birthdate should be compared to the one on his California Driver's License issued on June 19, 1970.
Request for Back Pay
September 1, 1943
Type:Telegram
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:Telegram requesting correct papers for back pay on Sergeant Audie Murphy showing Audie's signature.
Letter to Avery Dowdy
June 21, 1944
Type:Personal Letter
Length:2 pages, pdf
Description:Original letter mailed June 21, 1944 and mailed to PFC Avery Dowdy, a patient at Ashburn General Hospital, McKinney, Texas. Note: 9:51 AM 5/13/20103 page original text retyped in MS Word and saved as a 2 page pdf file.
Distinguished Service Cross Recommendation Drawing
August 15, 1944
Type:Military document / sketch
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:A military sketch which accompanied Audie Murphy's Distinguished Service Cross recommendation for heroism on August 15, 1944.
Oath of Office
October 14, 1944
Type:Military Record
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:Lower portion of the military form bearing Audie's signature as he accepted his oath of office as a newly commissioned officer in the U.S. Army.
Eyewitness Account, Ramatuelle Action
circa December, 1944
Type:Military Affadavit
Length:2 pages, pdf
Description:Affadavit given by Staff Sergeant Norman Hollen describing the combat events at Ramatuelle, France.
Medal of Honor Recommendation
February 17, 1945
Type:Military Record
Length:2 pages, pdf
Description:Recommendation of Lieutenant Colonel Hallett D. Edson for the Medal of Honor concerning events surrounding Audie Murphy at Holzwihr, France.
Eyewitness Account, Holtzwihr Action
February 27, 1945
Type:Military Affadavit
Length:3 pages pdf
Description:Given by Private First Class Anthony V. Abramski describing the Medal of Honor concerning events surrounding Audie Murphy at Holzwihr, France.
Eyewitness Account, Holtzwihr Action
March 1, 1945
Type:Military Affadavit
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:Given by Sergeant Elmer C. Brawley describing the Medal of Honor concerning events surrounding Audie Murphy at Holzwihr, France.
Medal of Honor Recommendation for Approval
March 26, 1945
Type:Military Record
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:Recommendation for approval made by Lieutenant General A.M. Patch to the U.S. Army Adjutant General.
Croix de Guerre with Silver Star Certificate
April 16, 1945
Type:Military Record, Certificate
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:Certificate presented to Audie Murphy by the nation of France.
Riedwihr Woods Sketch, Holtzwihr Action
April 18, 1945
Type:Military Record, sketch
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:Enclosure to Medal of Honor Recommendation
Eyewitness Account, Holtzwihr Action
April 18, 1945
Type:Military Affadavit
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:Sworn affadavit given by Lieutenant Colonel Keith Ware concerning Audie Murphy's actions at Holtzwihr, France.
Murphy Equals Britt's Record of Every Medal
May 26, 1945
Type:Military Newspaper Article
Length:2 pages, pdf
Description:A newspaper article from the 3rd Infantry Division publication The Front reports Audie Murphy's accomplishment of becoming tied with Captain Maurice Britt as the most decorated soldier.
Request for Good Conduct Medal
August 21, 1945
Type:Military Record
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:Letter with Audie's signature referencing Army Regulation 200-6 requesting the issuance of the Army Good Conduct Medal.
Application for Admission, VFW
July 7, 1945
Type:VFW Application Form
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:Lower portion of an application for membership into VFW Post 1837, signed by Audie Murphy.
Saturday Evening Post
September 15, 1945
Type:Magazine Article
Length:2 pages, pdf
Description:An account of Audie Murphy's arrival back home after the end of World War II.
Honorary Citizen of the Town of Ramatuelle
July 08, 1948
Type:Reproduction of "Texte De La Delibaration"
Length:2 pages, pdf
Description:This document contains a brief description of Audie Murphy's heroism after the invasion of southern France. This is the same event where his best friend Lattie Tipton was killed.
Legion of Honor Award, Grade Chevalier and Croix de Guerre With Palm Certificate
July 19, 1948
Type:Award Certificate
Length:2 pages, pdf
Description:Award presented by the nation of France.
Application, American Federation of Radio Artists
April 19, 1949
Type:Application
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:The bottom portion only of the application, with signature and residential address of Audie Murphy. Webmaster note: this copy is slightly alterted - the social security number has been intentionally edited out.
Request for Renewal to Travel by Military Aircraft
August 22, 1949
Type:Military Document
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:Letter, bearing the signature of Audie Murphy, to Major General Witzell requesting rewewal of authorization to travel by military aircraft.
Autograph and Dedication
circa 1949
Type:Autograph
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:Autograph and dedication to Jack Sweitzer on the inside cover of a copy of TO HELL AND BACK.
Oath of Office, Texas National Guard
July 14, 1950
Type:Military Document
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:Oath of office, signed by Audie Murphy, commissioning him as a Captain in the Texas National Guard.
Application for Degrees, Mysteries of Masonry
December 17, 1954
Type:Application
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:Submitted by Audie Murphy to North Hollywood, California Lodge 542, F.&.A.M.
Army Disposition Form, Subject: Statement to Medal of Honor Winner, Captain Audie Murphy
August 24, 1955
Type:Military Form DDForm 96
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:Written by Lieutenant Colonel H. D. Kight regarding a statement to be read to Captain Audie Murphy on Television.
Cashier's Check
January 16, 1957
Type:Financial Document
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:Cashier's check bearing Audie Murphy's signature payble to Ervin E. Alfred for $38.65.
Audie Murphy Biography
circa 1960
Type:Biography
Length:4 pages, pdf
Description:A short biography probably written by the public relations department of United Artists just prior to the release of the film THE UNFORGIVEN.
David "Spec" McClure Letter Explaining Audie's Medals
March 30, 1968
Type:Letter
Length:2 pages, pdf
Description:A letter (retyped in MS Word by the contributor) concerning the medals on display at the 1968 Hemisfair in San Antonio, Texas. The letter provides some insight on Audie Murphy's feelings toward his decorations and how they were earned.
Alabama War Memorial Ceremony Commencement Address
July 20, 1968
Type:Transcript
Length:4 pages, pdf
Description:A speech written and delivered by Audie Murphy for the dedication of the Alabama War Memorial. Although the original speech was not recorded, Audie Murphy on a later date recorded the same speech with minor changes. To hear Audie Murphy's recorded version of the speech, click on the link above.
Murphy Had Extra Points But No Home to Go To
July 28, 1968
Type:Newspaper Article
Length:3 pages, pdf
Description:A newspaper article about Audie Murphy's World War II and Hollywood accomplishments. The article contains some interesting opinions from Audie Murphy regarding notable figures like Charles de Gaulle and John Wayne.
Request to be Transferred to the Retired Reserves
April 18, 1969
Type:Military Document
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:Request signed by Audie Murphy to be transferred into the U.S. Army Retired Reserves.
California Driver's License
June 19, 1970
Type:California State Form
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:California driver's license partially destroyed in the plane crash which killed Audie Murphy. The birthdate recorded on the driver's license is different from the birth year used when he enlisted. If the license is accurate, Audie was actually 17, not 18, when he enlisted.
National Transportation Safety Board Aircraft Accident Report
May 28, 1971
Type:NTSB Report
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:The National Transportation Safety Board aircraft accident report concerning the accident which killed Audie Murphy.
President Richard M. Nixon Letter
January 24, 1972
Type:Letter
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:This letter was sent to Pamela Murphy from President Nixon after the signing of legislation designating the Veteran's Administration Hospital in San Antonio as the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veteran's Hospital.
National Transportation Safety Board Aircraft Accident Final Report
June 15, 1972
Type:NTSB Report
Length:3 pages, pdf
Description:A final report with findings from the National Transportation Safety Board concerning the aircraft accident which killed Audie Murphy.
Carolyn Price Ryan Recollections of Audie Murphy
February 12, 1973
Type:Personal Account
Length:4 pages, pdf
Description:A personal account by the U.S. Army nurse who tended Audie Murphy in the fall of 1944 after he was wounded in battle. After reading this, you should read the rider / follow-on written by David "Spec" McClure dated October 12, 1973.
Rider to the Carolyn Price Ryan Recollection of Audie Murphy
October 12, 1973
Type:Rider / Follow-on Document
Length:5 pages, pdf
Description:An amplification and correction written by Audie's friend and confidant, David McClure, about the document written 12 October 1973 by Carolyn Price Ryan, the nurse who attended Audie Murphy after he was wounded in the fall of 1944.
The Cross of Honor Award
March 3, 1987
Type:Letter
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:A retyped letter explaining the unofficial military award known as "The Cross of Honor" presented by the Franco-British Association shortly after the liberation of France in World War II.
Where Are Audie Murphy's Original Medals?
October 6, 1989
Type:Letter
Length:2 pages, pdf
Description:A letter written by Mrs. Weldon H. Burns, Audie's niece, which refutes magazine claims that Audie gave his original medals away. You can also read the original if you click here.
Audie Murphy Song
February 8, 1996
Type:Song Lyrics
Length:2 pages, pdf
Description:Song lyrics written by "Big" Bill Johnson, employee of the Greenville, Texas Post Office. The song was written during the time a commemorative stamp to honor the memory of Audie Murphy drive was being organized.
Brother Audie Leon Murphy: From War Hero to Movie Star
October, 1998
Type:Magazine Article
Length:5 pages, pdf
Description:An article written for a masonic publication about fellow mason Audie Murphy.
159th Alpine Regimental Insignia
March 25, 2003
Type:French Government Letter
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:Letter from the French Ministry of Defense describing the French 159th Regiment of Alpine Infantry Insignia, how it is worn, and why Audie Murphy was permitted to wear it.
Hollywood Hero
2005
Type:Article
Length:11 pages, pdf
Description:An article written about Audie Murphy's war experiences and Hollywood career. This article appeared in the 2005 publication known as "Warriors: Extraordinary Tales From The Battlefield", Chapter 11, pages 239-257, and was written by Max Hastings.
A Tale of Audie Murphy by Irving Kelly, S/Sgt, Co. B, 1-15 Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division
Date Unknown
Type:Poem
Length:2 pages, pdf
Description:A poem written by S/SGT Irving Kelly, B Co., 1-15 INF, about Audie Murphy's heroic Medal of Honor event.
A Story Audie Murphy Never Told
Date Unknown
Type:Letter
Length:4 pages, pdf
Description:An account written by COL Michael Paulick, Audie Murphy's commanding officer of 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division during World War II.
Growing Up With Audie
Date Unknown
Type:Transcription
Length:5 pages, pdf
Description:A series of recollections and stories by J.P. Sloane, a child actor who knew Audie Murphy and his family from the 50's until Audie's death in 1971.
Henry Bodson's Recollections on Audie Murphy
Date Unknown
Type:Transcription
Length:9 pages, pdf
Description:A series of recollections and stories by Henry Bodson, a 3d Infantry Division officer during World War II who knew and served with Audie Murphy.
Memorable Quotes by Audie Murphy
Date Unknown
Type:Quotes
Length:6 pages, pdf
Description:Some of the more memorable quotes of Audie Murphy.
Physical Examinations of Audie Murphy
Multiple Dates
Type:Compilation
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:A compilation and synopsis of physical data, including height/weight information, recorded during different medical examinations of Audie Murphy.
Statements by Military Generals on Audie Murphy
Dates Unknown
Type:Compilation
Length:2 pages, pdf
Description:A series of statements made by Military Generals about Audie Murphy. These statements have been compiled by Stan Smith, Editor (Retired), Audie Murphy National Fan Club from various sources over a number of years.
Tributes Paid To Audie Murphy
July 1945 - July 2007
Type:Compilation
Length:9 pages, pdf
Description:A list of tributes paid to Audie Murphy from July 1945 through July 2007.
Audie Murphy The Spirit
Date Unknown
Type:Commentary
Length:2 pages, pdf
Description:A comment written by Stan Smith, Editor (Ret.) of The Audie Murphy National fan Club regarding the spirit of being a Medal of Honor recipient.
Audie Murphy Emotions
Date Unknown
Type:Commentary
Length:1 page, pdf
Description:A comment by Ms. Larryann Willis, Executive Director of the Audie Murphy Research Foundation, concerning the emotions and motivations of Audie Murphy on the battlefield.
Audie's Family Tree
May 14, 2010
Type:Compilation
Length:3 pages, pdf
Description:An outline summary of Audie Murphy's family tree.
Bibliography on Audie Murphy
May 31, 2010
Type:Compilation
Length:3 pages, pdf
Description:The most comprehensive bibliography available on Audie Murphy. 140 pages. Compiled by Stan Smith, Editor (retired), Audie Murphy National Fan Club.
How James Gribble Met Audie and Pamla Murphy
July, 2010
Type:Interview
Length:5 pages, pdf
Description:James Gribble, describes his relationship as a youngster with Audie Murphy and Pamela Archer back in the early 50's.
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