Not sure if anyone is aware but there is a petition campaign to award Audie Murphy, the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom. This is the highest civilian honor in America. The nomination is not based upon his WWII heroism or his Hollywood career but rather for his efforts as a pioneer in PTSD awareness.
Thus far; former Secretaries of Defense, Service Secretaries, four of the six living former Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and elected and appointed politicians have endorsed the petition. In addition, our signatories include fifty-two of the current seventy-seven living recipients of the Medal of Honor, previous recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Apollo moon walkers, journalists, entertainers, actors, and numerous best-selling authors. Most recently, by joint letter both chambers of the Legislature of the State of Texas endorsed our petition as well. Finally, sixty-five living retired four star flag and general officers representing all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces have endorsed the petition also. Each of these VIP's have hand-signed the petition.
To read the narrative and sign the electronic version of the petition just click here:
Petition Presidential Medal of Freedom Petition for Audie Leon Murphy
To view a video of the many distinguished VIP's who have signed the petition, click here:
Audie Murphy Pres. Medal of Freedom Petition Campaign