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new wing diorama

Hall of Heroes

The new military Hall of Heroes, covering approximately 3,700 sq. ft., opened in the spring of 2010. Walk through a WWI trench and meander through the armory of antique guns on display. Stroll among the extensive exhibits on WWII and learn about the regional and national heroes that came from our very own small Texas county... Audie Murphy, Claire Chennault of the Flying Tigers, Dean Hallmark and Nolan Herndon of the Doolittle Raiders just to name a few.

 

audie

 

 

Soldier, War Hero, Actor, Poet, Songwriter...

Born into a poor sharecropping family near tiny Kingston, Texas, no one knew what future awaited Audie Leon Murphy. Determined to help with the war effort, Audie enlisted at the downtown Greenville post office in 1942. He went on to become the most decorated soldier of WWII, earning every medal possible, including the Medal of Honor, all before the age of 21. And that is just the beginning of his story!