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Audie Murphy

Posted in Arlington National Cemetery with tags , on May 26, 2013 by Cade

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June 20, 1925 – May 28, 1971

Lieutenant Audie Leon Murphy was perhaps the most famous and one of the most decorated infantry soldiers from World War II. During his tours in the Mediterranean and Europe, Murphy received a number of honors including, but certainly not limited to, a Medal of Honor, THREE Purple Hearts, Silver Stars, Bronze Stars, a Legion of Merit…you get the picture. Audie Murphy was not messing around.  He was a true hero.

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Robert F. Kennedy

Posted in Arlington National Cemetery with tags , on May 23, 2013 by Cade

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November 20, 1925 — June 6, 1968

Robert Francis Kennedy was a U.S. Senator and the U.S. Attorney General under his brother, John’s, presidential administration.  Bobby was a leading figure in 1960’s American political and civil circles. He was instrumental in the civil rights movement of the day.  He was a Kennedy through and through, and held all the political aspirations that come with that.  Following the devastation of his older brother’s assassination, he ran for and was elected as Senator from New York. Continue reading

John F. Kennedy

Posted in Arlington National Cemetery with tags , , , on February 22, 2013 by Cade

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May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963

The 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the youngest man ever elected to the office when he defeated Richard Nixon in the 1960 election.  Charismatic and energetic, Kennedy ushered in an era of youthful optimism through his presidency. He was far more media and pop-culture savy than any previous administration and was the first President to regularly broadcast his press conferences live on television.

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