One American vs 250 Germans (WW2 Documentary)

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By January 1945 Audie Murphy was already a legend within the US Army. Having fought non stop since 1943, he was a highly decorated nineteen-year-old Lieutenant when on 26th January 1945 in the Colmar Pocket he earned the Medal of Honor for holding off 250 Germans for over an hour, alone.
This is the remarkable story of the most decorated US serviceman of the Second World War.
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@johnknopsnyder303 6 aylar önce
That is a true fact but if anyone who fought in that war was to see what is going on now they would be upset to say the least it is truly sad to see where we are as a nation
@PatriciaAcker-ee8of 6 aylar önce
When I see people kneeling at our star spangled banner or other patriotic things it makes me so angry. No longer do we say pledge of allegiance anymore. Such a shame it is.
@johnmyers7325 6 aylar önce
He is truly the bravest person to survive in all the wars I've ever read about.. If only we had more men like him to guide our country out of the corruption that exists today in our government. Then America would truly be great again.
@jonnicklison449 6 aylar önce
🙏🏼thank you , how did I not know about this legend I want direct a remake of this man’s life
@prelude2pain 5 aylar önce
Audie Murphy was the living embodiment of how actions define who you are. The facts that he was a man of small stature and came for a poor background didn’t stop him from developing a hulking legend.
@billw7213 2 aylar önce
He fought for communism.
@ikram2512 2 aylar önce
@charlesthurber Aylar önce
He fought 4 his life u squirrel
@berglen100 Aylar önce
To bad he wasn't taught by Neville Goddard.
@curtismoon5316 Aylar önce
​@ikram2512 just a troll.
@defenestrationfan 8 aylar önce
There are no words to describe his humility and heroism. This should be taught in our schools.
@jamiewells9526 Aylar önce
Yes it should.
@frederickwise5238 6 aylar önce
In 1956 I worked with with a man who was an extra in the movie . He had been one of the German infantry attacking the Tank Destroyer. Five times he died that day in the filming. More importantly, he said Audie was a regular Joe. No pride or pretense about him. He was, truly, a hero. We were deprived of him far to early. RIP Audie.
@jamesbackman172 3 aylar önce
RIP Audi Murphey
@lydialanata8714 Aylar önce
We need more men like him now! A true hero❤
@lydialanata8714 Aylar önce
I'm sure Audi would say, there are alot of unsung heroes like me, let's not forget them❤😢
@MarkHarrison733 Aylar önce
@@lydialanata8714 He saved Communism.
@charlespapineau5428 4 aylar önce
I have tears in my eyes. What an example to us all. I love the fact that he wasn't a big man. It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. His heart was the size of Texas!
@ZerglingOne1 2 aylar önce
His size was arguably an advantage. Less target to hit.
@stevenm3141 7 aylar önce
He calculated the odds and figured I've got nothing to lose, then gave it everything he had! A true soldier and hero. Blessings to Murphy family.
@nicholashodges201 4 aylar önce
A study of interviews with CMOH Awardees shows the only thing they're thinking about is either getting home or making sure they take as many with them as they can. What's going on in their heads is alien to you unless you're a combat vet or a literal Zen master
@stulynn2005 6 aylar önce
I've known about Audie for fifty years and still tear up hearing the story of his spirit and courage as a young man
@williamromine5715 Aylar önce
I have known about him since his movie came out in 1955(I was 13 then, and am 81 now), and as with you, I tear up every time I see a video about him. He never used his Medal of Honor to advance his career. His wish for black letters on his tomb stone said everything about his modesty. He was a humble hero, doing everything he could to protect his men.
@neilreid2298 4 aylar önce RIP Audie. You were really something special and an inspiration to millions.
@davegauvin7234 9 gün önce
But You should say, Rest in Pease. Instead of rip. That's wrong in my Heart.
@mushroommanny 6 aylar önce
Audie Murphy was from my hometown - he was the same build as me - short and slender. His story inspired me to join the USMC and I served honorably until honorably discharged as a sergeant. Very glad to see something like this on youtube.
@stevenklinkhamer9069 4 aylar önce
Sargent York in WWI & Audie Murphy in WWII are two heroes who really stand out amongst a great company of heroes back then.
@bryanzam1412 8 aylar önce
And Audie Murphy remained kind , considerate , and moral , even after the war . A truly great man will maintain who is as a man no matter the circumstances.
@Albert-Mag... 6 aylar önce
My dad served in The Royal Canadian Navy during WW2. Audie was a living legend. The old man loved to watch Audie Murphy's movies.🇺🇸 🇨🇦 💪
@b.thomas8926 8 aylar önce
He did more by 19 that what hardly anyone else had done in their entire lives. Amazing.
@pasttense942 8 aylar önce
Yes. Most people today bitch that things are too hard...or something hurt their feelings. We'll never have that kind of mindset that the greatest generation had ever again.
@chrismaverick9828 8 aylar önce
@@pasttense942 We may. unfortunately it would probably take a third World War and collapse of modern society to do it. The people of that era were hardened by the Depression and went to war with a purpose.
@mel8517 7 aylar önce
@@chrismaverick9828 And ifso it would finally give most ppl who never had any sense of some type of solid responsibility or true purpose.
@32a34a 4 aylar önce
Audie's story reminds me of another famous soldier who although small himself fought far above his stature. Mitchell Paige was a Marine in WW2 who single-handedly stopped an entire Japanese regiment about 4,000 men after his entire unit of about 33 men were either killed or wounded. He operated 4 machine guns in stopping the attack. After he did all this he decided to finish his day off by leading a bayonet attack on the Japanese. He of course received the Medal of Honor.
@johnwillis4706 8 aylar önce
Audie Murphy was one of the finest Men to ever live. He spent time in my Father's unit during WWII. My Father told me "He was the bravest, toughest, most down to earth and friendly Man he ever had the privilege to know". Murphy was a Sargent at that time. My Dad was a Captain.
@wdoxsee 8 aylar önce
Not Andy, Audie
@xScooterAZx 8 aylar önce
Wrong name.
@xScooterAZx 8 aylar önce
​@@johnwillis4706Ahh,..I see you fixed it. Well done. (I didnt mention it first ya know.) Yup. If you're going to type someone's name do it right. If I type wrong I hope someone lets me know so I can correct it and not look foolish.I do so hate bad "grammar" and bad spelling. Oh and I am so much older than you are so I've already grown up. :}
@Tiberius_Gracchus 7 aylar önce
Super inspiring soldier. Unreal that a plane accident was what finally took him from this earth.
@grinningCat531 7 aylar önce
What a hero! I was born in Germany 1978 and i understand very well that if it wasnt for ppl like Mr. Murphy my upbringing whould have been...let s say slightly different. I' d like to take this opportunity to thank all the US-Soldiers who fought and gave thier lives so all the ppl who came after them could live in a free world. Honor them! Make sure you dont forget them and what they ve fought for. I would salute but since i never served it ll be disrespectfull to them.
@josephbrennan6043 8 aylar önce
“ I saw a lot of good men come and go” what a tragic statement by a great man
@samrodian919 6 aylar önce
A very, very brave man in anyone's army. RIP Audie L. Murphy
@illuminem 8 aylar önce
None of us can try to be like Audie Murphy. You're either him, or you're not. He's literally one in a million.
@usunited5756 8 aylar önce
no, we're not, but our young men can strive to be like him. To see what true courage really means.
@lastfirst78 8 aylar önce
Yes we can try. Do not limit people's capabilities.
@seanbigay1042 8 aylar önce
@@lastfirst78 I second this statement wholeheartedly. That's the whole point of having a hero. You may not measure up to him, but you can sure try.
@Jhossack 8 aylar önce
Wow. Your not much on yourself r u.
@Jhossack 8 aylar önce
Maybe you should try harder.
@ironmann16 7 aylar önce
It never ceases to amaze how much one person, with enough courage, determination, and a bit of good luck, can accomplish so much in one short lifetime. The way he passed was very unfortunate. If ever a man had earned the right to a peaceful death, it was him.
@schuletrip 7 aylar önce
What a man, what an absolute hero. This actually brought tears to my eyes at his bravery and his selfless commitment.
@mmills5965 6 aylar önce
He was a very good actor as well. He had screen presence and emitted a quiet but assured strength. I knew he had fought in the war but had no idea of his incredible bravery. Thank you so much for this video he deserves to be remembered and honoured. I wish I had the words to truly honour such a man.
@gund2281 6 aylar önce
Still one of the most decorated servicemen ever, and I can't even put in to words how much I appreciate his bravery. Then again, I feel the same way about any of our servicemen, especially those who serve in combat.
@crawwwfishh3284 4 aylar önce
Think about if those boys could see this country now.
@JohnAdams-xc5yk 8 gün önce
Actually Audie Murphy is ranked 26th on the most decorated of all time
@ShadeLZST 3 aylar önce
My grandfather was one of the pallbearers who carried his casket to the plane that brought him home. He gave me his autobiography which I read twice, the local library where I live gave me the biographical book written about his life and about his passing
@robbes7rh 8 aylar önce
I’ve been an avid student of WW2 for 25 years and finally just came across this story. It’s apparent that Murphy had ALL the right stuff. Perhaps fearless to a fault, his bravery applied to the battle at hand and winning. He fought smart and tough as nails in the most extraordinary set of circumstances one can imagine. What kept that burning tank destroyer from exploding while he stood atop it firing the 50 cal machine gun for more than an hour only God knows. Just moments after dismounting did it finally blow suggests a transcendent instinct that we don’t often experience in ordinary life. Not everyone is cut out for a heroic performance in a deadly hail of flying hot metal, but Murphy was, and he did what no commander would order a subordinate to do, and he did it with the highest degree of tactical awareness and battlefield cunning. And after this and prior battlefield successes of a similar magnitude, he declared his proudest moment to be hearing the news the war had ended. This expresses the clearest embodiment of archetypal warrior I can think of.
@xScooterAZx 8 aylar önce
Perfectly said.
@brettimmons7844 6 aylar önce
Well said!
@carolphillips1593 6 aylar önce
You've never seen the movie, 'To Hell and Back'??
@robbes7rh 6 aylar önce
@@carolphillips1593 - No. I don’t like movies that depict history because the history is merely a starting point for making a movie aimed at the low common denominator of intelligence among moviegoers which makes it virtually indistinguishable from movies based upon a fictional story. Actual History is interesting but not entertaining.
@crawwwfishh3284 4 aylar önce
He learned early in life how to shoot a gun to help feed his family and carried a heavy load with his dad gone and his mom sick. Plus his smaller brothers and sisters. I think he was a man before his time. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
@bradsillasen1972 3 aylar önce
What a guy! He so earned and deserved a long happy life, but was taken way to soon. With the most solemn and sincere respect no words can convey, RIP Audie.
@darrellyoung9586 8 aylar önce
There will never be anyone as great as Audie Murphy. He should never be forgotten.
@nigel6584 6 aylar önce
Maybe in America, but in NewZealand our hero won 2 Victoria crosses in ww2 and spent 3 years in a pow camp
@estrydom5258 6 aylar önce
He gave support to fellow military men, which shows he was so humble and he did not forget the ones who fought with him and suffered like he did ❤️🤗
@argentum530 3 aylar önce
Of course, the vegetation and tree lines were totally different over 75 years ago, while the village and houses haven't moved, the new ones are quite a bit closer. It must be very difficult to re-enact an historic battle down to the individual actions. We are fortunate to have even this much detail of the heroics of Murphy. There were other heroes in the War, in all theaters of combat. Audie Murphy stands out if for no other reason than his many medals and awards, and he got to play himself in a Hollywood movie...
@factsofmatter6513 6 aylar önce
What a freaking legend. I am humbled to know such a great American has ever lived we owe these type of men everything
@elizabethbaker4094 8 aylar önce
What a remarkable honorable man. I wish we had more like him. A true hero not some athlete or do nothing politician. People today don't seem to know what a hero truly is.
@joeclayton2121 8 aylar önce
people today are too worried about their "feelings", they aren't worthy to be in the same building with this HERO..... Semper Fi
@gogglebox2427 8 aylar önce
​@@UltraMAGA420 says someone from their armchair. My late dad was a British WW2 hero, and always said, every man and boy who fought for our Freedoms were heroes. Those who sat in an Office holding Meetings about where they would place their ships and regiments, were, as those in WW1 said... "Lions led by donkeys".... "Eeyor" Tyler. A wee man sitting at a computer who probably PLAYS War Games, talking down the bravery of men who stepped forward when we needed them. 🙄
@preasail 8 aylar önce
If Dirty Donny was in WWII, he would've fought for Adolf Hitler, his idol.
@cynthiawadeson8843 8 aylar önce
Please don't disregard our military who also put their lives and well-being on the line--weve survived til now because of them and if we survive in the future it will be because of them. We can hope that none of them earn the Congressional Medal of Honor because who would wish that on anybody, but every war ,skirmish, embassy attack, shameful withdrawal, and evacuation shows their quality and we're right to say "thank you for your service"
@3peckeredgoat735 6 aylar önce
This soldier and others like him are why we hold our military to such high esteem. Thank you to all of our soldiers for your service and sacrifice.
@chornk64 8 aylar önce
And to think, he earned all those awards before he was 21. A rare and remarkable individual indeed.
@Bintang-Daud 8 aylar önce
Only by His grace was he given victory. Good job brother Murphy🤝👍🙏
@kerrypitt9789 6 aylar önce
Audie Murphy was an honest hero. Even playing a cowboy as a hero. This was very emotional to listen to.
@ddigwell 7 aylar önce
To Hell and Back was made in 10 yrs after 1LT Murphy's heroic actions at the Colmar Pocket. 10 years later and he still looked like a kid. What an amazing man to have done so much in so little time.
@renemanuel7128 4 aylar önce
He was probably 26 when the movie released.
@janbadinski7126 8 aylar önce
To say Audie Murphy was a legend doesn't even begin to describe how brave and wonderful he was. May he rest in well deserved peace.❤
@RetroNBA42 7 aylar önce
Is he in peace though
@frankierzucek4103 7 aylar önce
@frankierzucek4103 7 aylar önce
​@@RetroNBA42 yes heaven is peace
@jenevivelancia3012 5 aylar önce
Ghost of Kiev.
@justinb3209 4 aylar önce
@@frankierzucek4103 He killed dozens of people lmao, if heaven is real; Audie Murphy ain't there
@Wildkat-1 8 aylar önce
" No greater deed shall be, when a man is willing to lay down his life for his fellow man " Semper Fi ...R I P ...Murph....!
@kevcaratacus9428 7 aylar önce
He has to be one of the most well known soldiers from WW2 , I'm English and love his story , he was so young and fearless.
@pattyhowell5782 7 aylar önce
My father was honored to actually get to shake his hand. I believe it happened on his way home from the war in Korea.
@Ride4lifeR1_4life 8 aylar önce
Thank you for sharing this great story. The most decorated soldier in US history. A giant of a man!
@oliverwoodcock5307 5 aylar önce
Had the VHS of the film as a child. Took me a little while to get my head round the fact he went and did all that, survived and then played himself in a film about it all those years later! Legend is an understatement.
@ianlamb2123 8 aylar önce
What an absolute hero.Audie should be remembered for ever.
@alitlweird 8 aylar önce
His name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. 🐑 🩸 ✝️
@chaunceychappelle2173 8 aylar önce
For his military service... Not the drunken, wife beater part.
@brookencraig 8 aylar önce
@@chaunceychappelle2173 Um didn't drink or beat women, but sure.
@seanbigay1042 8 aylar önce
@@brookencraig Ignore this guy. Haters gotta hate.
@FullSugarBrah 8 aylar önce
Adolph was a neat guy.
@bummpy11 8 aylar önce
My grandmother told me about his bravery when I was a child , even in Britain he was known as a hero .
@frankygmanentertainment5835 7 aylar önce
I have a feeling this channel will blow up. The videos are so high quality and informing. Please keep up the fantastic work!
@cubbypilot6530 7 aylar önce
I read his memoir "To Hell and Back" which belonged to our brigade commander COL Freddie Adams, swiped (then returned) it from his office conference table in 2020. What an incredible individual he was. An inspiration to those who are told they're "not enough" for their dreams.
@ddoherty5956 8 aylar önce
The film about him failed to truly convey how insanely brave he was.
@whicker59 7 aylar önce
Audie was very humble, and the quintessential definition "salt of the Earth." Too many of this Greatest Generation met unexpected early deaths by accident.
@OTDMilitaryHistory 8 aylar önce
Audie Murphy was a true soldier. It's not about size but courage and heart.
@chrismaverick9828 8 aylar önce
I'm trying to figure out why they didn't need a second casket and grave for his enormous pair of bronzes.
@boxingfan4999 8 aylar önce
He must be Capt. America.
@OTDMilitaryHistory 8 aylar önce
@@boxingfan4999 His story is better and more engaging than any comic book could ever be.
@OTDMilitaryHistory 8 aylar önce
@@elessartelcontar9415 Personified by Murphy
@jaymac7203 8 aylar önce
It's so fascinating that rare people like this just come out of nowhere from time to time. Great video 😊👍
@sylvainleclerc4801 8 aylar önce
A remarkable story of a remarkable man that your skilled story telling brought respectfully back to life. Amazing! Few men are as devotedly selfless and unequivocally brave as Audie Murphy. The world could use more men like this.
@marty01957 6 aylar önce
Inspiring, Awe inducing and humble! Brought tears to my eyes. Rest well, Major Murphy!
@BattleGuideVT 6 aylar önce
Glad you enjoyed it Martin
@gatroy13 6 aylar önce
A wonderful and amazing man, a real hero. To the greatest generation, he will never be forgotten. I wish his story was required reading in schools today.
@renemanuel7128 4 aylar önce
My mother saw a photo of him in her text book at school.
@fordprefect80 6 aylar önce
Great video, he was one of a kind and very lucky to have survived the war. My grandfather who was a pacific war vet said he knew plenty of young men who tried to be heroes in combat and didn't make it. And plenty of guys did heroic deeds and since no one witnessed them or cared to mention them, no medals were given.
@declanmcmackin4367 8 aylar önce
I remember watching his movies as a child never knowing how much an actual he really was until recently. When you see who 19yr olds hold as role models now it's sad how society has regressed.
@darkhobo 8 aylar önce
Yeah. The boomers really let us down. Not one good role model among em... Sad really.
@slygarci6138 8 aylar önce
@@darkhobo yo word up
@deutzallis6497 8 aylar önce
@@darkhobo speak for yourself
@darkhobo 8 aylar önce
@@deutzallis6497 yeah, I just did. Thanks.
@xScooterAZx 8 aylar önce
@@deutzallis6497 And just who do you know what Audie did? No,wait. Let me tell you, one.
@Former11BRAVO 2 aylar önce
It's interesting to learn Murphy's MOH action took place in January. Having seen "to Hell and Back" on TV as a kid, I assumed they'd gotten that right, at least! Audie's story is about as remarkable as can be. It's so sad he was lost at so young an age. And, my God! We need guys like him today!
@cfavalorofavaloro6053 3 aylar önce
Wow, this was a great story about him. What actually brought me here was the fact that I’ve been watching all of his western movies and decided to come see this documentary and truly loved it, he was an amazing soldier for sure and so young ❤❤❤❤❤
@Clarkie1 7 aylar önce
The most courageous man to ever have been born. When he was asked one time "What was it like when you entered a battle?" He replied, " Whenever things got hectic and chaotic, it was during these times that things slowed down and became clear for me." Wow, amazing. When most men would panic, he was calm and confident.
@richd2332 8 aylar önce
When you look up hero in the dictionary you should see this man’s picture. The fact that he was essentially an undersized teenager just adds to the legend that he is.
@gregoryp3607 8 aylar önce
What an incredible person he was. It would have been an honor to serve with him!
@MsSasha4444 8 aylar önce
When we travelled in Europe we saw the location where he showed unbelievable courage. It really added to the reality of what he faced.
@phil4986 8 aylar önce
I never knew Audie Murphy died like that. What an Amazing American Life. Rest In Peace, Warrior.
@donstaunch7895 7 aylar önce
This is perhaps the highest of all medal of honors awarded. What a legendary action. He could have been awarded more for other actions he was involved in too! True soldiering!!
@haldorasgirson9463 7 aylar önce
What a shame his Hollywood career did not do his legacy well. I never knew his background. What an incredible man.
@olivierlauzeral4010 8 aylar önce
That very same day of Jan 1945, , my father then 19 years old was fighting with the French army 4 miles east of there at Jebsheim. I kept the logbook with original maps from the second armored division for the French arrmy (1945 official document ). This is video is quite special to my family and I.
@doriangray2347 6 aylar önce
wow! honorable man he was.
@kathyborthwick6738 8 aylar önce
Audie Murphy incredible Soldier and human being! My father W.A. Sherman served with Audie and spoke very highly of him!
@doctordemento965 6 aylar önce
5'5... 112 lbs .... 17 years old. He wouldn't have even qualified for special forces now days. The story is the man... not the label.
@kathyborthwick6738 6 aylar önce
@@doctordemento965 Sir you are so very correct - sadly! 👵🏽☝🏾✨💖✨ A man of valour who was only 5’3” and dirt poor Texan - A good man and & great soldier! R. I.P. Audie Murphy🙏🏽 🇺🇸
@crawwwfishh3284 4 aylar önce
He was a man before his time. His dad died. His mom was sick so he use to go out with his gun and hunt for food. Then his mom died so he took his siblings to a home while he lied about his age to join the military but once in he sent his money to take care of his brothers and sisters. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
@crawwwfishh3284 4 aylar önce
@@doctordemento965 He lied about his age to join up.
@netravler1 8 aylar önce
They don't make very many like him anymore. He was a great actor, he did a lot for veterans, and above all that he was a national hero, not only to the United States, but obviously to France and Belgium as well.
@usunited5756 8 aylar önce
There is our 'Capt America' that should be taught to our young boys to look up to and pattern themselves after.
@jackthorton10 8 aylar önce
I believe it’s defined “The Captain America”
@muzikizfun 8 aylar önce
They didn't make many like him even back then! The closest guy I can think of is Sgt. York of WW-1 fame.
@Straker1923 8 aylar önce
And here in England too!
@Gary_OwenC126 8 aylar önce
​@@muzikizfun Both were great men
@kevs6402 8 aylar önce
''The first time my feet have been warm in 3 days''. Absolute Warrior, standing on a burning tank. Unwavering force of humanity in the ultimate reality. This heart cannot be quenched. CLONE HIM!
@chadmcginney1600 8 aylar önce
Audie was my hero as a child!!! I remember watching his Westerns and his life story in To Hell and Back!!! Audie was an inspiration and role model to me!!! God bless Audie Murphy!!! God bless the men and women of our armed forces back in time and at present!!! 🇺🇸
@karenstrachan287 6 aylar önce
My dad joined the army at age 17 just like Audie Murphy. He often told me that we should all be proud of our military men and women. He got awarded several medals but my grandmother threw them away with some of his papers and photos. My dad also told me how he and others he served with were ridiculed and not trusted because they were of German decent.
@Ben-yj8ye 9 gün önce
What a brave man! So strange of his mother to discard his medals and papers.
@wheelmanstan 5 aylar önce
Obviously the most respected actor that ever lived. Hell of a man. The real deal.
@brianhillis3701 8 aylar önce
I read his autobiography. He made fun of people that suffered from PTSD or shell shock or combat fatigue. He thought they were cowards and shirkers. As the book progressed and brave people he knew suffered from it his attitude began changing. When his best friend who had been beside him through many battles became a badly affected person he realized it could happen to anyone given enough trauma. He worried that it might be happening to him. I recommended this book to many people that deal with PTSD patients or loved ones. I always explained that you had to read the whole book to really understand what a person suffers. They just have different trigger points. He does not play up his accomplishments. He does point out that many deaths are due to stupid decisions or decisions not made. Even poor decisions are often better than indecision.
@jackbaxter-williams8059 6 aylar önce
Thank you.
@JTD472 6 aylar önce
Should buy Trump a copy.
@gs22kaiser1 6 aylar önce
He suffered or PTSD. I don’t believe that he make fun of them.
@brianhillis3701 6 aylar önce
@@gs22kaiser1 yes, he called them many names. Read the book, the whole book. Also interesting that he would switch weapons depending on the situation. Few other guys did that regularly.
@roxannaweaver2155 8 aylar önce
I "fell in love" with Mr. Murphy when I was a little girl and saw him for the first time at the movies. The more I learned about him as I grew up, the more I loved him and the more pride I had in him and for him. It always made me cry when I heard or read about him having one of his PTSD flashbacks. When I learned that he had died I was devastated. In 1971 I was in the first year of my Navy 7 years of service and stationed at Ft. Myers, VA right next to Arlington Cemetery. He was and always will be my greatest "love" and hero in my heart. He was one of a kind.
@robertburge7582 8 aylar önce
Thank you for your service 🙏 and you are not alone. He is a great role model. Rich in resolve, Valor, tenacity, grit, honor and humility.
@michaelfitzgerald434 8 aylar önce
Lovely comment! From Texas.
@clutchpedalreturnsprg7710 8 aylar önce
Hello, did you see " Destry Rides Again "?
@roxannaweaver2155 8 aylar önce
@@clutchpedalreturnsprg7710 Destry and Destry Rides Again except Rides Again was a James Stewart movie I believe. I've watched quite a few of Mr. Murphy's movies over the years of my life but not all of them.
@clutchpedalreturnsprg7710 8 aylar önce
@@roxannaweaver2155 Hello Ms. Weaver, you are correct, they are Jimmy Stewart movies. Boy, have I got a treat for you. Audie Murphy did a remake of Destry, and to tell the truth I don't know which version that I like better. I like them both. it was made in 1954. I see it is viewable by using browser address bar placing : audie murphy - destry
@jud424 8 aylar önce
Audie Murphy was an Archangel ! My Grandma once told us Children : " If you pay enough attention, you will see Angels on Earth ! " RIP Audie Murphy. You played your part beautifully on this World's Stage created by evil Men. Blessings always to you. RIP Mate !
@HolgerDanske 4 aylar önce
He won every major award for bravery in the Army. Amazing
@HolgerDanske 3 aylar önce
@@AnthonyOMulligan-yv9cg That's right. I forgot about that.
@machonugget 7 aylar önce
Wow what an absolute legend Audie Murphy really was.. astonishing acts of bravery, unlikely to ever be seen again, his name should live on forever...
@andrewrankine82 7 aylar önce
What a legend. The original action hero with the credits to back it up.
@shirleyle3931 8 aylar önce
Audie Murphy was just as tough as the characters he played in movies! Thats Outstanding, RIP
@andresdeks 8 aylar önce
When I was conscripted in 1984 our instructor used to ask us “ do you think you are Audie Murphy?” Even in South Africa he was a legend
@BattleGuideVT 8 aylar önce
LOL very good.
@KB-ke3fi 8 aylar önce
Yes sir! He's a Texan.
@dschoenfeld9277 2 aylar önce
Absolutely brilliant video. And story about this hero should live on through the end of time as he was a great example of what you can do no matter the odds, if you have some dog in you and you’re fearless. Proud American!
@chrislong3938 Aylar önce
I think it was our second night of Basic Training... we had just received our TA50 and after we inventoried it all and stuffed it back into our duffle bags, we had a question-and-answer session with our Drill Sergeant. The DI was talking about the MoH and stuff when one of the guys asked him about Audie Murphy. He literally started tearing up as he talked about him and related this and other stories about the man. It was pretty touching to see this and kinda made me start taking the Army a bit more seriously. I eventually went from Pvt E-Nothing to a four-star General!!! Ok, I made last last part up, but I WAS a Pvt E-Nothing once! ... and I did get a GC medal! Hah! I miss KP...
@Sommertest 7 aylar önce
That last bit of information about his headstone is very telling. Humility is an attribute I think that is lost in today’s American young people.
@crawwwfishh3284 4 aylar önce
The young today are truly lost. They have no foundation no hope no drive in life just a phone.
@CreedeProductions 8 aylar önce
Wow this has got an insane amount of views, I just finished watching some of his westerns. Truly one of the most remarkable men to walk the earth.
@Kashidori-Gaming 6 aylar önce
Unreal he survived that type of a battle only to die a few years later in a plane wreck, truly heroic man indeed.
@agnesbonnetain8656 2 aylar önce
@timwoodruff7984 2 aylar önce
tragic -- but it was 26 years later, so at least he had some time to enjoy life after the war.
@jamespence9469 8 aylar önce
In 1983 I reported for duty with the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment on Harvey Kaserne in Kitzingen, Germany. There was a company formation from Bravo Company and I thought it was rather odd that when the formation was called to attention, the unit shouted out the name of a German auto company (Audi). Of cource, my error became apparent when I was introduced to the hall of the battalion headquarters with photos and awards write ups for many of the Regiment's Medal of Honor winners. Needless to say, Audie Murphy had the central place of honor among the many honored.
@dougmohr4272 7 aylar önce
My dad was in Company A and Audie Murphy was in Company B. My dad was the first American soldier to fire a rifle across the Rhine. He was highly decorated with the Silver, Bronze Star and Croix de Guere and Purple Heart with two oak leaf clusters.
@michaelwhisman 27 gün önce
How did he know that?? Was he at Remagen?? That is a doubtful claim.
@DrFeelgood-zj9gz 7 aylar önce
Tremendous story. Reminder. He was a kid. Yet truly a man.
@ftevids1715 7 aylar önce
Audie Murphy is in the book of world records as being the youngest soldier to receive a field commission of 2nd LT. He was also the youngest soldier to win the CMA. He was the only soldier in American history to receive as many awards and medals as he did. Oh yeah! Audie Murphy is one of my boyhood heroes. Audie Murphy also went into acting. His movies are fantastic! Too bad I can't find any in this day n age. Audie Murphy saw something that needed to be done and he did it. That's what makes him so great, his actions! 😊
@HolgerRuneFan 2 aylar önce
God bless Audie. My parents were of the WWII generation and I grew up with a framed photo of Audie (from the Life magazine cover) framed and hanging prominently in the living room. My mother would tell me when little, "you respect this hero and everything for which he stood!" I have never forgotten.
@timsampson7336 3 aylar önce
Great Job Dan and team. I has been amazing to see how you have developed this medium of delivering battlefield tours over the years via your platform.
@BattleGuideVT 3 aylar önce
Much appreciated!
@Eytaris 8 aylar önce
as you can see, Holtzwihr and France do not forget his actions, there's the memorial, maintained by an association of volunteers, they have artifacts coming from the combats around the village, including a roller wheel from the M10 Audie used. Next March 26, there's a memorial service organized for US officials, there will be some animations, including a P-51 and Rafale flybys, to honor the memories of Audie, his men and those who lost their lives liberating Europe. lest we forget.
@xxemddam39 8 aylar önce
@Mandcfrey 3 aylar önce
I was at that memorial this year. It was a quiet tribute to a courageous young man.
@judgeroybean6930 8 aylar önce
I'd often read about him being the most decorated soldier of WW2 but what a courageous person and wonderful human being and so humble.
@JohnAdams-xc5yk 8 gün önce
Actually he was the second most decorated Gen Douglas McArthur was number one
@terryeustice5399 2 aylar önce
His story is the most amazing in history. And his story was unbelievable. So glad to have the facts.poor guy had ptsd. And when the I heard of his death in the plane crash. Was crushing and he was so young when he did all this. Never has there been a man like him. And loved watching all his movies. RIP soldier Murphy. Thank you for sharing this.❤️💯👍👊
@richardbradfield7437 3 aylar önce
Great video! I Well done! knew about him receiving the MOH but never really heard the story of his war career! He was indeed, an astonishing young man! Just think what he could have done had he not perished at just 45 years old. A terrible loss for us all!
@chrisruthford4492 4 aylar önce
I live in the same county in Texas where he grew up. I've talked to more than one old timer that had fond memories of him. He was a really nice person and a great American.
@TreySkidmore07 6 aylar önce
Salute to this man who gives laughed out of every recruiting office but the army. He inspired me to enlist myself. He was the GOAT of soldiers and his courage is legendary.
@jerryjustice8803 8 aylar önce
Audie Murphy having the gold lettering omitted on his grave marker as an ordinary soldier and he was anything but an ordinary soldier. He was a true hero and a fine actor. His like we will probably not see again.
@cresenteayo3638 8 aylar önce
Soldiers come and go. Their living is simple, and their life complicated. But more complicating is their experience in war years are devastating. Face to face with death. Some maybe warriors in hearts, others priests of solitude and peace-makers. Still numerous are pacifists not the kind who look for trouble. Many others prefer one-man army banzai charge into the frontline with fix biyonets. Majority do battle with technology designed to kill thousands or even millions. After all these tumultous affray called war settles the conflict peacefully when one party and the opposing side annihilated. How much war humanity to wage so that peace be attained. To the survivors in war, life is precious. To the dead only them seen the end of war, US Army General Douglas Macarthur once said of the dead soldier.
@Local_yokels_monsters_myths 8 aylar önce
Made me tear up!!!
@antonycollopy59 8 aylar önce
@mel8517 7 aylar önce
@@cresenteayo3638 Absolute Truth!
@freddiesmith4285 7 aylar önce
I wish I could meet him and say thank you. I salute him and every soldiers. They are brave. Thank you for your service.
@rogerrendzak8055 2 aylar önce
I was a little boy, when my Dad (an ex-navy man, during the Korean War) told me about Audie, a movie star to me, and all the metals he earned. Back then I didn't realize, Audie was the most decorated soldier, of WWll.
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