Never forget those that dedicate their lives to fight for freedom. To fight for all that is just.
To fight for the good of mankind. To fight for peace.
Never forget, The brave men and women of the American Army and the US Marine Corps.
Field of Stars
This page is dedicated to all the soldiers that have lived and that are still living. This is a thank you and appreciation page for those that serve and have served for our freedom and salvation. We owe you deep thanks and gratitude. You will always be remembered and honored by those in EliteGF.
Below are Real Photos Taken in WWII
(We can only imagine what these valiant soldiers must have went through and felt)
Look deep into each one of these and just try to place yourself there at that moment, it is somthing of awe.
These soldiers coming to the shore of a uncertain outcome must of been a unexplainable feeling.
The landing on Omaha was the "Days of Days" as proclaimed. Thousands perished here, in a matter of hours!
This was in the heat of battle and the intensity had to of been overwhelming.
Notice the shell casings and bullet penetrations around them. This was in the deep heat of battle!
The enemy was in a rocks throw distance here!
This was the frontline and was a terrific encounter
Notice the look in this mans eyes and his expression.
Photo taken by Catherine Leroy portraying U.S. Marine corpsman Vernon Wike during the battle for Hill 881 near Khe Sanh while he is cradling his comrade who has been shot while smoke from the battle rises into the air behind them. From the set of pictures, in “Corpsman In Anguish” he has just realised his friend and brother in war is dead.
In 1968, during the Tet Offensive, Leroy was captured by the North Vietnamese Army. She managed to talk her way out with images of the North Vietnamese Army in action.
They could only look and move forward. Notice the stretcher. They were not going to leave the fallen behind.
An American soldier casts a sideward glance at a fallen comrade, a look that reveals more than words can say. Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, June 4th, 1967. The soldiers push on after heavy contact with a North Vietnamese force, six miles east of the Cambodian border in War Zone C. The men are members of C Company, Second Battalion, Sixteenth Infantry, Second Brigade, First Infantry Division.
Helmets, rifles and jungle boots tell a grim tale of the action fought by the 1st Brigade, 101st airborne paratroopers in Operation Wheeler near Chu Lai. This battlefield memorial honors the soldiers killed during the offensive between September 11th and November 25th, 1967.
The the expression on the faces of these soldiers who gave their lives for our freedom has left a deep impact and permanent impression upon our hearts. We cannot put into words to express our sincere utmost appreciation.
In memorial of a true war hero who put his life on the line for all of our freedom and a safer world.
FREEDOM FLIES IN YOUR HEART
Dusty old helmet, rusty old gun,
Mute witness to a time of much trouble.
Many times I've wanted to ask them -
Freedom flies in your heart like an eagle.
I salute my old friends in the corner,
. . . Audie Murphy
This poem has a very touching effect and can only be admired.
Audie Murphy was born on June 20, 1924, near Kingston (Hunt County) Texas, one of thirteen children. On June 30, 1942, at the Federal Building in Dallas, Texas, Audie was inducted into the United States Army-Paratroopers. Audie had initially applied to the Marines but was turned down as being underweight and too short. He received his basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas, and advanced infantry training was carried out at Ft. Meade, Maryland. On March 3, 1943, Audie was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division. On May 7, 1943, he was promoted to Private First Class; through subsequent promotions including Corporal, Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, and finally on October 14, 1944, was given a battlefield commission to Second Lieutenant. He was promoted to First Lieutenant after his Medal of Honor of Honor action.
Before his 21st birthday, and after more than two years overseas, most of it front line duty, Audie Murphy returned home at the end of World War II with every decoration for valor this country could bestow. He participated in nine battle campaigns, including participating in the assault landings at Sicily and Southern France. His fame earned him the title of
"The most decorated combat soldier of World War II."
Audie's string of decorations began on March 2, 1944 with the Bronze Star Medal with "V" device for valorous conduct in action against the enemy on the Anzio Beachhead, Italy. This was followed with the First Oak Leaf Cluster on the Bronze Star Medal for his exemplary conduct in ground combat on or about 8 May, 1944. Also at this time, Audie was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.
After landing near Ramatuelle in Southern France, Audie earned the Distinguished Service Cross on 15 August, 1944. Audie Murphy advanced inland with his squad but was halted by intense machine gun and small arms fire from a boulder covered hill to his front. Acting alone, he obtained a light machine gun and in the ensuring duel, he was able to silence the enemy weapon. Killing two of it's crew and wounding the third. As he proceeded further up the draw, two Germans advanced toward him. they were quickly killed. Still alone, Audie then dashed further up the draw toward the enemy strong point disregarding the hail of bullets directed at him. Closing in, he wounded two more Germans with Carbine fire, killed two others in a fire fight, and forced the remaining five to surrender. But it was during this action that took the life of his dear friend, Lattie Tipton. So devastated by this loss, that Audie co-dedicated his autobiographical book "To Hell and Back" to PVT Lattie Tipton and to PVT Joe Sieja who was killed in action on the Anzio Beachhead in January, 1944.
On the morning of 2 October 1944, near the Cleurie Quarry, France, Audie inched his way over rugged terrain toward an enemy machine gun which had fired upon a group of American Officers on reconnaissance. Getting to within fifteen yards of the German gun, Audie stood up, and disregarding a burst of enemy fire, flung two hand grenades into the position, killing four Germans and wounding three more thus destroying the position. For this action, Audie was awarded the Silver Star Just three days later, on October 5, 1944, on a hill in the Vosges Mountains near Le Tholy, France, he earned an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Silver Star. Carrying an SCR536 radio, and alone, Audie crawled fifty yards under severe enemy machine gun and rifle fire, to a point 200 yards from a strongly entrenched enemy. For an hour Audie Murphy directed artillery fire upon the enemy, killing fifteen Germans and inflicting approximately thirty-five casualties.
Major General "Iron Mike" O'Daniel, CG, 3rd Infantry Division, presents the Medal of Honor to Lieutenant Audie L. Murphy for heroism during World War II.
Audie Murphy's Military Award List
Military Service Number 01 692 509
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
Reprinted from a letter dated 7 Sept 1979, from the Department of the Army, Office of the Adjutant General and the Adjutant General Center, Washington, D.C. 20314; Subject: Maj Audie Murphy - Authorization for Awards and Decorations
Congressional Medal Of Honor
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You desrve much more than this, but take this as a token of our gratitude.
Because of Chris eGF would not have gone as far as it has. He has been there for all of us and puts countless hours into this site and the rest of the clan to be the best. He is by far one of the greatest guys I have ever known. Plus you cant forget his skills and his deadly claymores in cod4. Thanks Chris!!!
Thanks again Chris!!