Monday, January 26, 2015

Jan 26 1945: Audie Murphy’s single handed battle, kills 50, holds line

Via Terry

 Winter in northwestern Europe, 1945 - conditions on the Ardennes front.

Audie L. Murphy had come a long way since he had landed in Sicily in 1943 as a Corporal and the runner for B Company, 15th Infantry Regiment. A string of promotions and medals had been accompanied by a number of wounds and incapacitation with Malaria. In October 1944 he had been awarded two Silver Stars and a battlefield commission – but had also been shot in the leg and during subsequent hospital treatment had had muscle removed after gangrene set in. Many men would have taken a long time to recover from such a wound but in January 1945 Murphy rejoined his regiment and soon was back in the thick of the action.

On January 23, the 30th Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division had reached the outskirts of the village of Holtzwihr, the wooded area known as the Bois de Riedwihr. They suddenly encountered 10 tanks and accompanying infantry and sustained heavy casualties before they were forced to withdraw.

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10 comments:

  1. The Audrey Murphy (Cotton) museum is on I-30 in Greenville, TX.

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    1. Thanks and I didn't know that. They closed the Roy Roger's one.

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  2. Audie Murphy was very much a war hero; he just had a terrible personal life.

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    1. Thanks and I just caught up on his life after service and that would make a good movie. Actually, start with his birth and his perseverance in life until he joined the Army.

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  3. Off topic but thought it relevant to life in NC. That dam fracking was initiated in
    Western NC but the people fought back. Then it was gone. Now it is back.
    Watch out for the coast. I don't think Obama likes NC even though he showed up
    in Asheville three times. Yuck.
    http://abc11.com/politics/obama-administration-proposes-oil-drilling-off-nc-coast/493135/

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    1. Thanks and I would think Asheville would be one of the few places he would be welcome.

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    2. No, I've mentioned this before, Asheville is totally taken over by liberals.
      Asheville was always traditional and thru fancy advertising, liberals
      invaded and took over. Almost every car, and I mean every car has
      that dumb Obama bumper sticker on them. Believe me he was warmly
      welcomed. Some idiots call Asheville, Ashevegas.
      Oh yea, wanted to add this link, not about Asheville.

      http://www.wfmynews2.com/story/news/crime/2015/01/24/sketch-released-of-suspect-in-high-point-murder/22271815/

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    3. Thanks and hadn't heard about it.

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  4. Won't bug you again but wanted you to see this link. So sad.

    http://www.censorbugbear.org/africa/south-africa/future-of-white-south-africans-2

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    1. Thanks and fortunately Mandelas's dead. Its' just too bad he wasn't gone 30years ago.

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