His chances of becoming a war hero were highly unlikely.
At 17 Audie Leon Murphy stood five feet, seven inches and weighed just 130 pounds. His parents were sharecroppers on a Hunt County farm where he was the seventh of twelve children. After the Marines rejected Murphy he filed a falsified birth certificate to enlist in the Army a year early. He went on to become the most decorated combat soldier of World War II and later an actor, author, songwriter, and a father of two boys.
Today we celebrate Audie Murphy Day in Texas which coincides with another great event — Father's Day. Like Murphy, many fathers come from humble origins but they become heroes to their own children — not on the battlefront or silver screen but in their homes and local parks where they teach them to play, learn, and grow.
We hope you'll take the lead in your own life by looking to County Line for opportunities to experience great events and places in the region. Visit our Events Calendar and Things to Do for new cultural events in the Upper East Side of Texas. For more inspiration visit us online at www.countylinemagazine.com and please drop us a line at email@example.com to let us know what you think. — Lisa Tang