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Audie Murphy’s 'Ike' style Jacket
Division of Armed Forces History, National Museum of American History

Audie Murphy’s "Ike" style Jacket

Catalog #: 1985.0428.01    Accession #: 1985.0428
Credit: Division of Armed Forces History, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 27.25" H x 26.5" W

Physical Description

Olive Drab (OD) “Eisenhower Type” jacket.

Specific History

"Ike" jacket used by Second Lieutenant Audie L . Murphy, United States Army.

General History

Audie Murphy enlisted in the United States Army at age 17 to make something of himself. By the end of World War II, Audie Murphy's exploits had earned him every medal his country could give. He was the war's most decorated soldier and a national hero. Four years later, as a struggling actor in Hollywood, he turned his wartime experiences into a best selling book, To Hell and Back. He later starred in the film version of his book. He died in an airplane crash in Virginia while on a business trip.
His list of medals include(s):

Medal of Honor
Distinguished Service Cross
Silver Star with First Oak Leaf Cluster
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device and First Oak Leaf Cluster
Purple Heart with Second Oak Leaf Cluster
U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal
Good Conduct Medal
Distinguished Unit Emblem with First Oak Leaf Cluster
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with One Silver Star, Four Bronze Service Stars (representing nine campaigns) and one Bronze Arrowhead (representing assault landing at Sicily and Southern France)
World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Combat Infantry Badge
Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar
Expert Badge with Bayonet Bar
French Fourragere in Colors of the Croix de Guerre
French Legion of Honor, Grade of Chevalier
French Croix de Guerre With Silver Star
French Croix de Guerre with Palm
Medal of Liberated France
Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 Palm


Keywords

Country: United States
War: World War II
Service: Army
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