Audie Murphy "To Heck and Back"

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Audie Murphy "To Heck and Back"

Postby puma guy » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:59 am

I just finished reading Audie Murphy's account of his WWII experience. Although I'd seen the movie when I was a kid and a couple of times afterward I'd never read his book. I picked up a copy in September when I last visited the museum dedicated to him in Greenville. It was stark and grim and I was surprised by the candid language (after all it's a war book), however it's mild compared to what we read and hear in books and movies. I highly recommend it. Just in case some here don't know who Audie Murphy is, he is America's most highly decorated soldier of WWII. He lied about his age to join the army at 17. I always had an interest in him as he was a contemporary of my mother and her cousins around Farmersville, Greenville and Celeste. According to the stories they told he was a mean motor scooter when riled.
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Re: Audie Murphy "To Heck and Back"

Postby warnmar10 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:12 am

It sounds interesting but when I google it and it comes back as a cartoon show, Rocko's Modern Life.

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Postby JustSomeOldGuy » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:21 am

Currently $11.23 in paperback on BarnesAndNoble.com. Bet a lot of Italians and Germans agree about the
According to the stories they told he was a mean motor scooter when riled
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Postby AF-Odin » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:22 am

Use the other word for which HECK is a euphemism and it should come up.
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Re: Audie Murphy "To Heck and Back"

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Postby dlh » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:38 pm

Audie Murphy is a true American hero.

He believed in making himself as small a target as possible when he fought in combat. Wonder what he would think of the modern stances such as The Weaver and The Isosceles when in "self-defense" mode.

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Re: Audie Murphy "To Heck and Back"

Postby threoh8 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:01 pm

dlh wrote:He believed in making himself as small a target as possible when he fought in combat. Wonder what he would think of the modern stances such as The Weaver and The Isosceles when in "self-defense" mode.


He didn't exactly make a small target, firing a .50 BMG from the top of that burning tank destroyer. ;-)

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Postby Tex1961 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:31 pm

It's closed now, but did anyone ever get a chance to eat at Dovie's in Addison... It used to be his ranch house. We ate there once probably 15 years or so ago... It was really nice.
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Re: Audie Murphy "To Heck and Back"

Postby puma guy » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:21 pm

warnmar10 wrote:It sounds interesting but when I google it and it comes back as a cartoon show, Rocko's Modern Life.

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:lol: His book and life are definitely not a cartoon show. You can't use the actual word for which "heck" is the euphemism. Even if you type it in the forum software automatically replaces it with "heck". Just Google "Audie Leon Murphy" and you'll find it.
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Re: Audie Murphy "To Heck and Back"

Postby LDB415 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:07 pm

To HEII and Back is the book and the movie. He was to WWII what Sgt. York was to WWI.
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Re: Audie Murphy "To Heck and Back"

Postby puma guy » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:56 pm

puma guy wrote:
warnmar10 wrote:It sounds interesting but when I google it and it comes back as a cartoon show, Rocko's Modern Life.

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:lol: His book and life are definitely not a cartoon show. You can't use the actual word for which "heck" is the euphemism. Even if you type it in the forum software automatically replaces it with "heck". Just Google "Audie Leon Murphy" and you'll find it.
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Re: Audie Murphy "To Heck and Back"

Postby warnmar10 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:33 pm

puma guy wrote:
warnmar10 wrote:It sounds interesting but when I google it and it comes back as a cartoon show, Rocko's Modern Life.

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:lol: His book and life are definitely not a cartoon show. You can't use the actual for which "heck" is the euphemism. Even if you type it in the forum software automatically replaces it with "heck". Just Google "Audie Leon Murphy" and you'll find it.
I was trying to be humorous but I don't think it came off as I intended. I'm a child of the 60's but in my neighborhood most of our dad's were a little older and WWII vets. Even in the 60's Audie Murphy was still one of the best guys to be when we would organize our back yard armies. Plus he was in half the old Westerns we watched on Saturday afternoons.

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Re: Audie Murphy "To Heck and Back"

Postby Oldgringo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:20 am

Silliness, pure silliness! :roll:

To "Heck and Back" was not the title of the book nor the movie. I suspect that any precious children who go to any church have heard the "h" word more than once.

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Re: Audie Murphy "To Heck and Back"

Postby puma guy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:00 am

warnmar10 wrote:
puma guy wrote:
warnmar10 wrote:It sounds interesting but when I google it and it comes back as a cartoon show, Rocko's Modern Life.

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:lol: His book and life are definitely not a cartoon show. You can't use the actual for which "heck" is the euphemism. Even if you type it in the forum software automatically replaces it with "heck". Just Google "Audie Leon Murphy" and you'll find it.
I was trying to be humorous but I don't think it came off as I intended. I'm a child of the 60's but in my neighborhood most of our dad's were a little older and WWII vets. Even in the 60's Audie Murphy was still one of the best guys to be when we would organize our back yard armies. Plus he was in half the old Westerns we watched on Saturday afternoons.

Not to worry. I took it as a humorous comment as noted by the LOL smiley. I added the comment as a reaction to the what gives emoticon. All in good humor.
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Re: Audie Murphy "To Heck and Back"

Postby Abraham » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:11 pm

Audie Murphy, who we'd heard had a girl friend in town, back when I was in High School and worked at a grocery store in Beeville, came in with a woman that I guess was his gf. They bought a few grocery items and left.

No one made a fuss, but everyone knew who he was.

I loved that he wasn't bothered by autograph hounds or those who insist the famous owe them by having an extended conversation.


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