Bronze Star Orders
Citation For Bronze Star
|I - AWARD OF BRONZE STAR MEDAL. Under
the provisions of Army Regulations 600-45, as amended, a Bronze
Star Medal is awarded each of the following named individuals:
| AUDIE L. MURPHY, 01 692 509, First
Lieutenant (then Staff Sergeant), Infantry, Company "B", 15th
Infantry Regiment. For valorous conduct in action against the
enemy on 2 March 1944 on the Anzio Beachhead, in Italy.
Residence: Greenville, Texas.
Audie L. Murphy, 01 692 509, First Lieutenant (then Staff Sergeant),
Infantry, Company "B", 15th Infantry Regiment. For valorous conduct in
action against the enemy. On the night of 2 March 1944, on the ANZIO
BEACHHEAD in Italy, First Lieutenant MURPHY crept 100 yards over flat,
open terrain during a fire fight between his small patrol and a group of
Germans, to a point 50 yards from a partly disabled enemy tank. Taking
careful aim, he fired several rifle grenades at the tank, hitting and
completely destroying it. Then, when a great many enemy machine guns in
the sector opened up, he led his men through bullet swept area to
safety. Residence: Greenville, Texas.
Bronze Star Orders
First Oak Leaf Cluster
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMYOFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT
GENERALWASHINGTON 25, D.C.
AGAPO-AD-S Murphy, Audie L.
01 692 509 (11 Dec 54)
SUBJECT: Letter Orders - Bronze Star Medal (First Oak Leaf
TO: Captain Audie L. Murphy, NGUS
1. By direction of the President, under the provisions of
Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944, (Sec. II, WD Bul. 3, 1944), you
have been awarded the Bronze Star Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster) for
exemplary conduct in ground combat against the armed enemy while
assigned to the 15th Infantry Regiment, on or about 8 May 1944, as Staff
Sergeant, European Theater of Operations.
2. Authority for this award is contained in paragraph 18,
AR 600-45, and Special Orders Number 39, Headquarters, 15th Infantry
Regiment, dated 8 May 1944, which awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge.