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Obituary, Josie Belle Killian Murphy
circa May 23, 1941
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Local Farmersville, Texas newspaper (name unknown)
Description: Recreation of a newspaper article from a local Farmersville, Texas newspaper.
Texas Lieutenant Is One Of Two Most Decorated Men in U.S. Army
June 3, 1945
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Houston Chronical
Description: An account of Lieutenant Audie Murphy's medal of honor ceremony and his war time exploits is given.
When Murphy Comes Home; Farmersville To Celebrate
June 8, 1945
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Greenville Herald Banner
Description: Local citizens plan to celebrate when Audie Murphy returns home.
Celeste Awaits Return Lt. Murphy
June 11, 1945
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Greenville Herald Banner
Description: The people of the small rural community of Celeste, Texas await hero Lt. Murphy's return from the war.
Gala Farmersville Parade Bewilders Lt. Audie Murphy
June 14, 1945
 
Length: 3 pages
Source: Greenville Herald Banner
Author: William C. Barnard
Description: Honking, cheering, friends, and family jubilantly greet Audie Murphy as he returns to Farmersville.
300,000 Extend Wild Welcome To Heroes Returning From War
June 14, 1945
 
Length: 3 pages
Source: Dallas Morning News
Author: Barry Bishop
Description: A jubilant crowd greets Audie Murphy and other war heroes in San Antonio parade upon their return from the war.
San Antonio Cheers Heroes Return
June 14, 1945
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Fort Worth Star Telegraph
Description: San Antonio extends a roaring welcome to 13 generals and 45 other officers and enlisted men including Audie Murphy.
Hero Comes Home To Cheering Crowd
June 15, 1945
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Dallas Morning News
Description: A shy Audie Murphy returns to his hometown for a celebration parade after his return from the war.
Homefront Is Tougher Than War For Bashful Texas Hero
June 15, 1945
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram
Author: William C. Barnard
Description: Problems beset Audie Murphy upon his triumphant return to Texas after the end of the war.
Little Town Shows Big Stuff For 20-Year Old Quiet Hero
June 16, 1945
 
Length: 3 pages
Source: Dallas Morning News
Author: Louis Sager
Description: Celebrations continue in the small northeast Texas community of Farmersville as citizens gather to pay tribute to their returning hero.
Lieutenant Audie Murphy Visits Wounded
June 20, 1945
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram
Description: Audie Murphy visits wounded military servicemen in a hospital at McKinney, Texas.
Lt. Audie Murphy Knows What G.I. Wants-And It Isn't War
July 7, 1945
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram
Author: William C. Barnard
Description: Audie Murphy tells a newspaper correspondent about the things soldiers want and know.
I Wasn't Much, Thinks Most Decorated Texan
July 7, 1945
 
Length: 3 pages
Source: Associated Press
Description: Delighted reporters pounce upon Audie Murphy after a parade in San Antonio, Texas is given in his honor.
Determination to Do a Tough Job --- Audie Murphy's Definition of Bravery
July 8 1945
 
Length: 3 pages
Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram
Author: William C. Barnard
Description: A modest and bashful Audie Murphy defines bravery while recounting some of the events leading to his decorations.
1st Lieutenant Murphy Tells Of His Wounds
August 9, 1945
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Farmersville Times
Description: Audie Murphy recounts some of the events which lead to his award-winning feats and the wounds he suffered as a result.
Real Hero To Reel Hero
February 15, 1947
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Houston Chronicle
Author: Audie Murphy begins study as an actor after being invited to Hollywood by James Cagney.
Description:
Flags Waving Again For War Hero Audie Murphy
September 10, 1948
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram
Author: Gina Bumpass
Description: Audie Murphy opens a rodeo in Farmersville, Texas just after returning from France where he received the Legion of Honor.
36th Division Creates New Rookie Battalion
August 22, 1951
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Dallas Morning News
Author: Thomas Turner
Description: Captain Audie Murphy will help train a newly formed battalion at Fort Polk Louisiana during Texas National Guard summer training.
Audie Murphy May Now Believe What Friends Told Him
January 13, 1952
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Dallas Morning News
Author: John Rosenfield
Description: Audie Murphy works hard at trying to succeed in Hollywood.
Man with a past -- and future
1953
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Hollywood Men Maco Magazine
Description: The share-cropper’s boy who once hunted food for his hungry family and then became a war hero has finally found love and success.
Pipefuls
January 11, 1954
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Bakersfield Californian
Author: Jim Day
Description: A reporter discovers a well-mannered Audie Murphy's affection for old Colt firearms.
Medal Winner To Play In Own Story
May 17, 1955
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Christian Science Monitor
Author: Richard Dyer McCann
Description: A reporter, in his Hollywood Letter column for the Christian Science Monitor, announces Audie Murphy's upcoming in role as himself in TO HELL AND BACK.
Type Casting: Audie Murphy as Audie Murphy
July 24, 1955
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Family Weekly Times
Author: Pier J. Oppenheimer
Description: A family weekly entertainment magazine discusses the movie TO HELL AND BACK and Audie Murphy's role as himself.
Audie As Audie, Reliving A Past
August 14, 1955
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Dallas Times Herald
Author: Virgil Miers
Description: Audie is interviewed just before the premier of his autobiographical movie, TO HELL AND BACK.
Audie Murphy Went On Raid, Custom Man Says
April 25, 2956
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Houston Post
Description: A Houston customs agent testifies to Audie Murphy's role in a recent narcotics raid.
U.S. Rests in Trial of 11; Audie Murphy Tells Of Part In Dope Raid
April 25, 1956
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Houston Chronicle
Description: Audie Murphy, war hero and Hollywood actor testifies in court about his role during a narcotics raid in Dallas.
Audie Murphy and 13 Days
December 13, 1958
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Dallas Morning News
Author: John Rosenfield
Description: Debate ensues in Texas about the possibility of Audie Murphy acting with John Wayne in the upcoming film THE ALAMO.
Audie Isn't Exactly Shouting For Joy
July 29, 1961
 
Length: 3 pages
Source: TV Guide, Vol. 9, No. 30
Description: An interview and discussion with Audie Murphy over the cancellation of his TV series, "Whispering Smith".
Audie Murphy 'Stars' In $70,000 Suit Here
January 29, 1968
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Houston Chronicle
Description: Audie Murphy testifies as a witness in a civil suit at Houston, Texas.
Younger Brother of Audie Murphy Killed
January 29, 1968
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Houston Chronicle, United Press International
Description: Joe Murphy, a police officer, dies in a car crash at Celina, Texas.
Audie Never Yelled For Help Before, But He Could Sure Use It
September 15, 1968
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Houston Chronicle
Author: Vernon Scott
Description: Audie Murphy is exploited for his World War II heroics by Hollywood and the government according to one writer who offers his opinion at the height of the Vietnam war.
Audie Murphy Brought It Fame; Charles Watson Brought It Shame
April 5, 1970
 
Length: 4 pages
Source: Houston Chronicle
Author: Bill Porterfield
Description: Audie Murphy, famous war hero and Hollywood actor and Charles Watson an infamous criminal in the Manson murders both come from Farmersville, Texas.
Assault to Murder Count Lodged on Audie Murphy
May 28, 1970
 
Length: 1 page
Source: >Houston Chronicle
Description: Charges are pressed against Audie Murphy by a dog-trainer who said the World War II hero beat him and fired a gun at him.
Explains Charges
June 5, 1970
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Houston Chronicle
Author: Audie Murphy tells his side of the story about the battery and assault with intent to commit murder charges levied against him by the dog-trainer.
Description:
Audie Pulled Gun?
June 5, 1970
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Herald-Examiner
Description: Audie Murphy's accuser admits during testimony that he was previously arrested twice for assault and battery.
Father Of Murphy Living In Abilene
circa June, 1971
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Associated Press
Description: Emmett B. Murphy, father who ran out on Audie's siblings and mother during the height of the Great Depression, is interviewed in Abilene, Texas.
Luck of Irish Ran Out After Early Glory
June 1, 1971
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Houston Chronicle
Author: Bob Thomas
Description: Audie Murphy's life is eulogized following his death in a plane crash.
Audie Stayed A Stranger
June 2, 1971
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Houston Chronicle
Author: Bob Thomas
Description: Hollywood actors and directors who knew Audie discuss his life in Hollywood.
Murphy Death Crash Probe Continues
June 2, 1971
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Houston Chronicle
Description: The National Transportation Safety Board investigators conducts an investigation into the cause of the plane crash which killed Audie Murphy and 5 others.
Of A Different Time
June 2, 1971
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Dallas Morning News
Author: Roy Edwards
Description: A sports writer, unable to write on his usual topic, reflects on the short life and recent death of Audie Murphy.
Murphy Pilot Link to Lufkin Crash is Eyed
June 3, 1971
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Houston Chronicle
Description: The pilot of the plane which crashed killing Audie Murphy and everone on board was the pilot of a plane crash in Lufkin, Texas in 1970.
They Remember Audie
February 19, 1973
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Dallas Times Herald
Author: Ot Hampton
Description: The city of Greenville, Texas, dignitaries, and Audie's family remember the actor and hero as the Audie Murphy Memorial Room is dedicated in its public library.
Audie Murphy's Birthplace Fading - Greenville Citizens Hope For Preservation
August 20, 1973
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Dallas Times Herald
Author: Ot Hampton
Description: Greenville citizens are frustrated in their efforts to preserve Audie Murphy's birthplace as a historical monument.
Audie Murphy Struggled To Free Hoffa
January 25, 1974
 
Length: 4 pages
Source: Dallas Morning News
Author: Earl Golz
Description: A Dallas reporter writes about Audie Murphy's attempts to win Jimmy Hoffa's release from prison.
Tribute Paid Audie Murphy
May 17, 1975
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Dallas Morning News
Description: Pamela Murphy and her sons prepare to dedicate a memorial to her deceased husband at the Audie Murphy Veteran's Memorial Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.
From Twinkle to Tragedy: Audie Murphy
November 19, 1975
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Dallas Morning News
Author: Thomas E. Turner
Description: An acquaintance of Audie Murphy introduces the newly written biography on Audie Murphy, Harold Simpson's AUDIE MURPHY: AMERICAN SOLDIER.
Chain Reaction Aids Hero's Kin
July 24, 1977
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Dallas Morning News
Author: Joe Edwards
Description: Singer Harry Nilsson gives proceeds of a new album to the widow and children of his close friend, Audie Murphy.
Two Unforgettable Boys From Farmersville
September 30, 1970
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Dallas Times Herald
Author: Bill Porterfield
Description: A summary of the lives of two former boys who lived in Farmersville - Audie Murphy, military hero, and Charles Watson, participant in the Manson murder spree in California.
Audie Murphy Rides Again; Old Movies Have New Fans
March 3, 1985
 
Length: 4 pages
Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram
Author: Mike Ritchey
Description: From coast to coast, a resurgence of interest in Audie Murphy is described with the release of TV reruns of Audie's movies.
Last Combat Hero Is Forgotten
May 22, 1989
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Chicago Tribune
Author: Bob Greene
Description: A news columnist gives a synopsis of Audie Murphy's life and worries that he has been forgotten.
Audie Murphy Tale Still Touches Nerve
June 7, 1989
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Chicago Tribune
Author: Bob Greene
Description: In a followup commentary, a popular newspaper columnist is surprised at the reaction of a previous article on Audie Murphy.
Audie Murphy/John Wayne; Who's The Hero --- ?
Summer, 1994
 
Length: 1 page
Source: The Crest
Author: Don Meyer
Description: An editorial comment and comparison of John Wayne and Audie Murphy and who deserves the title "hero".
A Hero's Hometown
August 1, 1994
 
Length: 4 pages
Source: Dallas Morning News
Author: Bryan Wooley
Description: Audie Murphy is remembered by the friends of his boyhood in the northeast Texas town of Celeste.
War Hero Is Remembered
November 12, 1994
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Roanoke Times and World News
Author: Cathryn McCue
Description: A local VFW post is issued a permit to erect a memorial on Brush Mountain, the site of the plane crash which killed Audie Murphy.
Murphy Should Be On A Stamp
January 16, 1997
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Greenville Herald Banner
Author: Carol Ferguson
Description: A writer for a local Texas newspaper sounds out on why Audie Murphy deserves to be commemorated on a U.S. postage stamp.
Virginia Plane Crash Claimed Audie Murphy's Life 25 Years Ago
May 27, 1996
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Greenville Herald Banner
Author: Brad Keller
Description: Audie Murphy's life recounted on the 25th anniversary of his tragic death.
Audie Murphy Epitome of 'War Hero'
June 3, 1996
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Pentagram
Author: S. H. Kelly
Description: A tribute to Audie Murphy on the 25th anniversary of his death.
Audie Murphy's Oldest Son Makes First Greenville Visit
December 14, 1996
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Greenville Herald Banner
Author: Matt Shrum
Description: A description of Terry Murphy's first visit to Greenville, Texas as he conducts research for the Audie Murphy Research Foundation.
Audie Murphy: Actor, Songwriter, Soldier
January 16, 1997
 
Length: 3 pages
Source: Fort Hood Sentinel
Author: Phillip T. Washburn
Description: This article concentrates on the diverse talents and careers of Audie Murphy.
American WWII Hero Makes Famous One-Man Stand
January 23, 1997
 
Length: 4 pages
Source: Fort Hood Sentinel
Author: Phillip T. Washburn
Description: Part 2 of a 4 part series of articles written by the TEXCOM Public Affairs Office for the Fort Hood Sentinel. Probably the best article ever written summarizing the events which led to Audie Murphy earning the Medal of Honor.
Clearing Up Misconception
January 30, 1997
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Fort Hood Sentinel
Author: Phillip T. Washburn
Description: This article eliminates the confusion created by the film TO HELL AND BACK on the burning armored vehicle Audie stood upon during his Medal of Honor action scene and the actual vehicle he stood on while fighting the Germans in Holtzwihr, France.
Greenville Library Provides Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Members Opportunity...
January 30, 1997
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Fort Hood Sentinel
Author: Wayne E. Hair
Description: Part 3 of a 4 part series of articles written by the TEXCOM Public Affairs Office for the Fort Hood Sentinel.
Membership in Sergeant Audie Murphy Club
February 6, 1997
 
Length: 3 pages
Source: Fort Hood Sentinel
Author: Wayne E. Hair
Description: Part 4 of a series of articles written by the TEXCOM Public Affairs Office for the Fort Hood Sentinel.
Audie Murphy Club Honors Best NCOs
June 27, 1997
 
Length: 3 pages
Source: Fort McPherson Sentinel
Author: Sergeant Cy Gillespie
Description: A Sergeant Audie Murphy club member provides an account on the founding of the organization, what it means, and the how candidates prepare and are examined for admission.
Audie Murphy: A Hero Forever
October 13, 1997
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Dallas Morning News
Author: Mary Ficklen
Description: A freelance writer recalls an interview with Audie Murphy and mentions the recently formed Audie Murphy Research Foundation.
Audie Murphy Did A Lot More than 'Win A Bunch Of Medals'
December 8, 1997
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Hudson Valley Business Journal
Author: Edward N. Klein
Description: A 3rd Infantry Division and World War II veteran's comment on the accomplishments of Audie Murphy.
Hudson Valley Woman's Curiosity Uncovers a Bureaucratic Disgrace
December 8 1997
 
Length: 3 pages
Source: Hudson Valley Business Journal
Author: Edward N. Klein
Description: A Hudson Valley woman discovers a bureaucratic nightmare in her quest to help get Audie Murphy a commemorative stamp.
Ware, Murphy: Patriotic, Courageous; They Became Legends Few Could Equal In Combat
Phillip T. Washburn
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Fort Hood Sentinel
Author: Phillip T. Washburn
Description: A description of two Medal of Honor recipients, Audie Murphy and Keith Ware who knew each other and served together in combat.
WWII Hero Is Winning Glory
May 24, 1998
 
Length: 4 pages
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Author: Lacy McCrary
Description: A discussion of the renewed interest and popularity of Audie Murphy 27 years after his death.
Audie Statue Finds A Home
August 1, 2001
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Greenville Herald Banner
Author: Milton Babb
Description: A 10 foot bronze statue of Audie Murphy has been approved by the city and the board of directors of the American Cotton Museum in Greenville, Texas.
Unveiling of Statue, Tribute Cap Murphy Activities
June 23, 2002
 
Length: 3 pages
Source: Greenville Herald Banner
Author: Brad Kellar
Description: Members of Audie Murphy's family reunine during the annual Audie Murphy Celebration in Greenville, Texas.
Murphy Family Gathers To Swap Stories; Share Laughter, Tears
June 21, 2003
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Greenville Herald Banner
Author: Brad Keller
Description: Members of Audie Murphy's family reunine during the annual Audie Murphy Celebration in Greenville, Texas.
Construction Under Way On Museum War Memorial
August 14, 2003
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Greenville Herald Tribune
Author: Amber Everett
Description: Construction begins on a war memorial consisting of six granite tablets with the names of Hunt County Texas war heroes.
Troops From Fort Sill Visit Murphy Statue, Museum
February 1, 2004
 
Length: 2 pages
Source: Greenville Herald Banner
Author: Brad Keller
Description: Soldiers from Fort Sill, Oklahoma visit the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum at Greenville, Texas.
Federal Funds Secured For War Heroes Memorial
March 2, 2004
 
Length: 1 page
Source: Greenville Herald Banner
Author: Brad Kellar
Description: Federal money is provided to help pay for a statue in Greenville, Texas.
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