Claim: Account describes Pamela Murphy’s efforts on behalf of patients at a Veterans
Example: [Collected via e-mail, July 2010]
Pamela Murphy, widow of WWII hero and actor, Audie Murphy, died peacefully at her home on
Any soldier or Marine who came into the hospital got the same special treatment from her. She would walk the hallways with her clipboard in hand making sure her boys got to see the specialist they needed.
If they didn’t, watch out. Her boys weren’t Medal of Honor recipients or movie stars like Audie, but that didn’t matter to Pam. They had served their country. That was good enough for her. She never called a veteran by his first name. It was always “Mister.” Respect came with the job.
“Nobody could cut through VA red tape faster than
[Rest of article here.]
Origins: Audie Murphy was America’s most decorated World
In 1971 Audie Murphy died at the age of 45 in a plane crash, leaving behind his wife of
Pamela Murphy passed away at the age of 90 in
Last updated: 7 July 2010
“If Celebrity Faces Win Stamps of Approval, Let’s Give War Heroes Their (Postage) Due.” [Los Angeles] Daily News. 7 May 1996. “Pam Murphy, Widow of Actor Audie Murphy, Was Veterans’ Friend and Advocate.” McCarthy, Dennis. [Los Angeles] Daily News. 14 April 2010.