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Audie Murphy & 10th Mtn. Div.

Audie Murphy & 10th Mtn. Div.
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Audie Murphy & 10th Mtn. Div. Description:
G.I. Joe Echo Assortment Audie Murphy and 10th Mountain Division 12 inch figure 2-pack (individually boxed). Please note: the ethnic variation is randomly packed; consequently the items received may be Caucasian, Hispanic or African American.

Medal of Honor Recipient Audie Murphy Equipment List: Super-posable action figure, field jacket, trousers, shirt, boots, helmet, scarf, belt, M-1 carbine, canteen, .45 ammo pouches, .45 caliber pistol, holster, Browning .50 caliber machine gun, .50 caliber ammo strip and dog tags.

10th Mountain Division figure Equipment List: Woodland camo B.D.U., overwhite parka, pants and gloves, extreme cold weather boots, M4 carbine rifle with M68 sight, M9 bayonet with scabbard, PASGT helmet with overwhite cover, M1966 belt with A.L.I.C.E. LC-2 suspenders, 4 ammo pouches, gas mask and protective bag, canteen, skis and ski poles, dog tags.

Audie Murphy was the most decorated U.S. combat soldier of World War II, receiving every award for valor his country could bestow, as well as decorations from France and Belgium. Among these awards was the Congressional Medal of Honor, America's highest military decoration. It is given to those who demonstrate "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty." The extraordinary actions of 20-year-old Second Lieutenant Audie Murphy on January 26, 1945 earned him this distinguished award and have made him a legend to this day.

Stationed in France, Audie and his company had been ordered to hold the only road the enemy could use to threaten the American position. As they guarded the road, the enemy attacked. Audie ordered his men to pull back, but he stayed defiantly in place, knowing that if the enemy got any farther, they would endanger not only his own company, but could threaten the entire 15th Infantry as well.

One of the company's M-10 tank destroyers received a direct hit from enemy fire and began to burn. Then Audie Murphy performed one of the most extraordinary acts of selfless heroism ever recorded. He climbed on top of the burning destroyer -- which could explode at any minute -- and trained its machine gun on the enemy. Using his field phone and a map, he directed artillery fire while manning the gun. The enemy couldn't see where the rounds were coming from through the thick smoke, and couldn't believe one lone soldier was responsible for this fierce resistance. Although wounded, and with the enemy sometimes only yards away from him, Audie held his position atop the fiery destroyer for over an hour, until the attack began to waver and his ammunition ran out. He jumped off the destroyer (which exploded a short while later) and returned to his company. Refusing medical attention, he organized a successful counterattack, securing the Allied position.

Audie Murphy survived the war and became a popular actor and country-western songwriter, playing himself in the film version of his autobiography, To Hell and Back. Thirty years after his death, he continues to be a shining example of what one person can accomplish against overwhelming forces. He exemplifies the valor, selflessness and determination that are the qualities of a true hero.

As World War II was heating up, the United States Army attacked the challenge of fighting in cold mountain environments. Winter warfare required more than simply an additional phase of training, so a specialized division was created in 1943. Originally called the 10th Light Division (Alpine) until being renamed in 1944, the 10th MOUNTAIN DIVISION was put through intense training to make it combat ready for harsh mountain environments. An important part of their outfit is the overwhite outerwear that soldiers wear over their B.D.U. to camouflage them in the snow.

Today, the 10th MOUNTAIN DIVISION makes its home at Fort Drum, New York as the 10th MOUNTAIN DIVISION (Light Infantry). They have served in Desert Storm, provided disaster relief after Hurricane Andrew, and performed operations in Somalia, Mogadishu, Haiti and Bosnia. From their wintry beginnings to the present, the 10th MOUNTAIN DIVISION remains the force that can skillfully and bravely meet the challenges of extreme environments.

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10th Mountain Division and Audie Murphy In Stock 1/4/2002
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