1st Lt. Audie Murphy US Army ~ Most decorated soldier of WWII. An underage, undersize, baby-faced farm boy with only five years of schooling, Audie Murphy became the most decorated American combat soldier of World War II, winning every citation for bravery the U.S. had to offer, including the Congressional Medal of Honor. Spending more than a year on the front lines in Europe, Murphy was credited with killing more than 240 German soldiers and capturing many others.
Nelson Holderman was an officer in the US Army notable for commanding a company of the Lost Battalion during WWI for which he received the Medal of Honor. Capt Holderman's company was cut off and surrounded by the enemy. He was wounded 3 times but continued to lead and encourage the officers and men under his command with unflinching courage and with distinguished success. On 6 Oct in a wounded condition, he rushed through machinegun and shell fire and carried 2 wounded men to safety.
Oveta Culp Hobby.. born in Killeen, Tx was the first woman awarded the U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal in 1945 and 1st to wear the proper uniform for military nurses.She was the 1st secretary of the US Department of Health, Education & Welfare, 1st commanding officer of the Women's Army Corps, & chairperson of the board of the Houston Post. She died in Houston Tx. 1995. A library, a dorm at Texas A & M, a soldiers & family readiness center & an elementary school are all named for…
Hugh O'Brian was in the USMC in WWII. At age 17 he became the youngest Marine Drill Instructor in history. During his 4years he won a coveted Fleet appointment to The Naval Academy but declined. In 1972 he won the nations highest honor, The Freedom Through Knowledge Award by the Nat'l Space Club. In 1974 he was awarded the George Washington Honor Medal and the Globe and Anchor Award from the Marine Corp. In 1976 the VFW honored him with an award.
With enemy activity noted in their area, a squad from A Company, 2/503, 173d Airborne, is deployed in reconnaissance. Quote: Medal of Honor MORRIS, CHARLES B. Rank and organization: Staff Sergeant (then Sgt.), U.S. Army, Company A, 2d Battalion (Airborne), 503d Infantry, 173d Airborne Brigade (Separate) Place and date: Republic of Vietnam, 29 June 1966 Entered service at: Roanoke, Virginia Born: 29 December 1931, Carroll County, Virginia