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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don’t forget Audie Murphy

- - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Your Feb. 4 "Inside the Beltway" piece on the World War II Office of Strategic Services states that William "Wild Bill" Donovan is the sole American to receive our nation's four highest military decorations. Not so.

World War II's most decorated serviceman, soldier Audie Murphy, won every combat award for valor available in the U.S. Army. He also won other, lesser decorations. His awards include the Medal of Honor, and go right on down the line.

Although very young and small in stature, he proved himself to be a natural warrior. It was distressing to me to think he has already been forgotten.

CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER RONALD SHOOP

U.S. Navy (retired)

St. Inigoes, Md.