Audie Murphy is one of twelve children born to a very poor family in Texas. At a very young age he dropped out of the fifth grade to help support and feed the family. Often hunting for food. This helped him become proficient with a rifle. After America was brought into World War II, Audie wanted to put his rifling skills to good use as a soldier. Even though he was wounded 3 times, he still quickly rose to the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Along the way he was able to earn 33 awards including the Medal of Honor in over 9 European Campaigns. Making him the most decorated American soldier from World War II. Audie would write a book about his experiences called 'To Hell and Back.' James Cagney fell in love with his courageous story and helped Audie become an actor. Audie Murphy would go on to make 44 feature films and even play himself in the movie based off of his own book.