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Sixty-one infantry officers and enlisted men of Company B, 15th Infantry, including Murphy, were awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge on 8 May.
Murphy's platoon was making its way through a vineyard when the men were attacked by German soldiers.
Murphy and the other survivor responded by killing five Germans with hand grenades and machine gun fire.
Murphy continued to make scouting patrols to take German prisoners before being hospitalized for a week on 13 March with a second bout of malaria.
He sustained a leg wound during his stand, and stopped only after he ran out of ammunition.
Audie Leon Murphy (20 June 1925 – ) was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II, receiving every military combat award for valor available from the U. Army, as well as French and Belgian awards for heroism.
Murphy received the Medal of Honor for valor demonstrated at the age of 19 for single-handedly holding off an entire company of German soldiers for an hour at the Colmar Pocket in France in January 1945, then leading a successful counterattack while wounded and out of ammunition.
Murphy advanced alone on the house under direct fire. Three days later, Murphy crawled alone towards the Germans at L'Omet, carrying an SCR-536 radio and directing his men for an hour while the Germans fired directly at him.
When his men finally took the hill, 15 Germans had been killed and 35 wounded.