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Document for January 26th:
Statement describing how on January 26, 1945, Audie L. Murphy exposed himself to enemy fire to hold off an advancing enemy


Statement describing how on January 26, 1945, Audie L. Murphy exposed himself to enemy fire to hold off an advancing enemy

Detailed statement of Sergeant Elmer C. Brawley describing how on January 26, 1945, Second Lieutenant Audie L. Murphy, exposed himself to enemy fire to hold off an advancing enemy, which "broke the entire attack of the Germans and held hard-won ground that it would have been disastrous to lose.", 03/01/1945, Page 2, (National Archives Identifier: 299776); Official Military Personnel File of Audie Murphy, ca. 1942 - ca. 1945; Records of the Army Staff, 1903 - 2004; Record Group 319; National Archives.

For his heroic actions in combat against Nazi forces on January 26, 1945, Second Lieutenant Audie L. Murphy of the United States Army was awarded the Medal of Honor.
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