Endorsement of Senator Robert K. 'Bob' Dole May 20. 2011 | Comments (0)
Senator Robert K. 'Bob' Dole has endorsed the campaign for the posthumous presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for Audie Murphy.
The text of his endorsement appears below:
"Thank you for your letter regarding your efforts to posthumously award Audie Murphy the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Audie was a remarkable figure in our nation's history, and his countless military honors reflect his significant contributions during World War II.
Equally as important, Audie helped change our nation's attitudes toward post traumatic stress disorder suffered by our men and women in uniform. He was a pioneer in raising awareness of an illness then only known as "battle fatigue," and and as a result our nation finally began to recognize the need for early diagnosis and treatment.
I fully support your campaign to posthumously award Audie Murphy the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This honor would be well-deserved for this true American hero."
God Bless America!