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This Day in Texas History: Texas Sub Commander Receives Medal of Honor

This Day in Texas History: Texas Sub Commander Receives Medal of Honor August 28, 1945 On this day in 1945, Edwina Dealey, the widow of Navy Commander Samuel David Dealey, received his posthumous Medal of Honor. A member of the prominent Dealey family of Dallas, Samuel was born in 1906. He graduated from the United…
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This day in Texas History: Murphy Earns Medal of Honor

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Murphy Earns Medal of Honor January 26, 1945 On this day in 1945, Audie Murphy, the most-decorated soldier in United States history, earned the Medal of Honor by single-handedly repelling a German attack. The Texas native enlisted in the United States Army in June 1942.…
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