posted on May, 31 2014 @ 01:48 PM
a reply to: nighthawk1954
I was a Veterans Advocate for 16 years here in Florida. I had a case come across my desk (claim for PTSD) that had a guy with seven Purple hearts,
five Bronze Stars with four attached V's (for Valor) and two Silver Stars. By any measure this guy was a bona fide hero. Heck, when we went to his
hearing the one Hearing Board Member shook his hand and proclaimed , "It's so rare that we get a real hero in our offices."
So what does this have to do with Audey?
I asked the petitioner why he didn't get a Medal of Honor for his obvious achievements (all independently and meticulously documented by fellow
survivors). He appeared to be at least as qualified as Murphy. This gent went through North Africa, Italy, Normandy, France and part of Germany
accumulating medals and wounds like catching rain in a swimming pool.
So he told me Murphy and his MOH were BS!
He related while in France during WWII there were hero hospitals. They were dedicated to the recovery of the most valiant and seriously wounded.
Murphy came in on a PR tour to rouse their spirits at the hospital my client was staying.
Audey was BOOED and chased from the facility by the patients!!
Why, you say?
All of those banged up heroes knew that the Germans were really good at being soldiers. If you read the MOH citation for Murphy surprisingly he was
ALONE when he beat back the Krauts. www.cmohs.org...
Those battered stalwarts KNEW he could not have survived his tale. He was BS from foot to scalp.
I was stunned but this dude was certified up and down and had a memory that would not quit.
History will eventually discard this MOH as being a political machination to create a hero to sell War Bonds or it will become another factoid to be
consumed as truth by the masses.