I have been following the boards and recent discussions concerning Audie. About his life, did he, or
didn't he do this, that or the other. I am no expert, but the several books I have read, with the exception of NNOTB,by Don Graham, and a couple of Hollywood Scandal Books, have been very honorable and as truthful as they could have been under the circumstances about Audie. All of the
books were written after Audie's demise. Everyone that was interviewed from friend and foe alike
appeared to have been honorable to Audie's memory. As far as being an "Alcoholic" is concerned,
someone can OCCASIONALLY consume alcohol without being an "alcoholic". Just as they can
OCCASIONALLY bet on a horse, or a lottery ticket without being an OUT OF CONTOL gambler.
The only perfect man ever to grace this earth I am told, went by the name of Jesus. Goes for women
also. Should have said only perfect PERSON. I was upset with the McCarthy article in the Los Angeles
Times because, firstly, there were several inaccuracies, and secondly, in Cannonizing Pamela, the
reporter did the Murphy Family a grave injustice, in that they Demonized Audie, calling him a Gambler, and Adulterer, and a deserter of his family. NONE of which was True. WE all have read that Audie was on Placidyl at certain times in his life in order to help him sleep and ease the week long headaches and upset stomach he was plagued with. At times and under certain conditions,
Placidyl will make a person appear drunk. Therefore, that I suggest is how the 'RUMOR' got started that Audie was an "Alcoholic". All of us on this board know this, and I think it is up to us,
and partly the AMRF to set the record straight. Where is Larry Anne when things like this occur.
Can she not speak up and set the record straight. Or for that matter Terry or Skipper. I know if
someone had called my father a gambler, adulterer, or deserter long after he had died, I for one
would be right in his face about it and demanding an appology be written in print in the L.A. Times . Sorry, but that is just how I feel. AS to the inaccuracies in the L.A. Times, they had Pamela's age wrong. They claimed she was 90, when she was born in October of 1923, making her only 86, and would turn 87 this October had she still been alive. Also claiming Audie had deserted
his family. Last I knew he still used the Toluca Road as his address, therefore, IN MY OPINION, he
was neither ESTRANGED from the family, nor Deserted from it, He was on a verifiable Business Trip
trying to earn money for the WELFARE OF HIS FAMILY, when the unfortunate happened. I truly believe there is still now, and always have been a certain group of folks who were jealous of Audie
and what he was trying to do. Which I believe was really a very few things. One, live his own life
IN PEACE and provide for the welfare of his family. TWO, Get the UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT and the military to live up to their promises made to the veterans who defend our country, with
better health care, and better living conditions, and a better education for those in the military who want it, and three, to the SUITS and PHONIES in Hollywood, to play fair with all the folks in
that industry, not just a chosen few. I never knew or met Audie in person, but I feel, I have a strong sense of what he was all about. I think it is time his fans, his remaining family, and the AMRF to step up to the plate and defend Audie's honor. That's what the statement of purpose
says on this web site anyway, and I will bet a dollar to a donut if Audie were still alive, he would
be first in line DEMANDING an APPOLOGY from MCCarthy. Just my opinion folks.