Colonel Dean R. Hess, USAF (ret) who was portrayed in the 1957 film "Battle Hymn"
by Rock Hudson
has endorsed the petition.
The film also starred Audie's old friend, Dan Duryea.
When viewing the petition you will see his name in the upper right portion under the narrative. He also has penned (not in his own hand) a short comment. Audie's name is mispelled as it was obviously penned by a caretaker or relative.
Colonel Hess is now 94 and I am pleased to add his name to our distinguished signatories.
Here is his bio:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Hess
Here is his endorsement: