Audie Murphy’s US Army Dog Tags

On display in our Americanism Museum, these US Army dog tags belonged to Ill. Audie Murphy, 33°, the most decorated US soldier during World War II. In addition to his name, they bear that of his eldest sister, Corinne Burns, as his next of kin.

At the young age of 19, Ill. Murphy was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and, by the end of the war, he had received every US military combat award for valor available from the US Army. After his time in the military, he became a notable actor, appearing in more than 40 feature films. Ill. Murphy was a Scottish Rite Mason and received the KCCH in 1965 and the 33° posthumously in 1999.