Driving through Greenville, TX along interstate highway 30 we saw this memorial in a field. I must admit that we were slowing down for the Collin Street Bakery nearby. We feature the bakery in another post. This statue is of Audie Murphy who is America’s most decorated soldier.

 

 

Audie Murphy / Hunt Co Memorial - Flags at Half Mast

Audie Murphy / Hunt Co Memorial – Flags at Half Mast

This is a really nicely designed monument.

 

Audie Murphy / Hunt Co Memorial - Dedication to Veterans of Hunt County

Audie Murphy / Hunt Co Memorial – Dedication to Veterans of Hunt County

As told above this memorial is dedicated to all of the Hunt County veterans of which Audie Murphy is the most famous.

 

Audie Murphy / Hunt Co Memorial - Audie and the MG-42

Audie Murphy / Hunt Co Memorial – Audie Murphy and the MG-42

As you can read above Audie Murphy did a heck of a job on the Germans in WWII.

 

Audie Murphy / Hunt Co Memorial - Confederate Memorial

Audie Murphy / Hunt Co Memorial – Confederate Memorial

This memorial on the grounds is dedicated to the Confederate. A bit odd that its not dedicated to the veterans of the Civil War but to the Confederate state itself. First one I’ve seen like this so far.

 

Audie Murphy / Hunt Co Memorial - Wilkins Log Cabin 1

Audie Murphy / Hunt Co Memorial – Wilkins Log Cabin 1

The memorials are actually located on the grounds that are home to the American Cotton Museum. A fact I did not know until I was looking on the map. This is Wilkin’s Log Cabin. Don’t know the story about this as there is a sign (see gallery) but it doesn’t say much.

 

This is a wonderful memorial to see. If you are in the neighborhood I recommend it.

 

For more information about the memorial site go to:

http://www.cottonmuseum.com/audie.htm

For more information about Audie Murphy check out:

http://www.audiemurphy.com/

Audie Murphy - Hunt County Memorial

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