Farmersville in Collin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Audie Murphy’s Homecoming
June 15, 1945
With Allied victory in World War II Europe secured, Farmersville celebrated the return of the area’s most famous citizen soldier. On his 18th birthday, Audie Murphy enlisted in the U.S. Army at the Greenville Post Office. In more than two years of combat, he fought in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and France and earned every Army citation for valor, including the Congressional Medal of Honor. His homecoming after nearly three years away drew an audience of several thousand to the town square. Life magazine’s July 16, 1945 issue made the Farmersville ceremony and Murphy’s family reunion its cover story, commemorating the efforts of a grateful nation and hometown.
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15321.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is June 15, 1945.
Location. 33° 9.793′ N, 96° 21.603′ W. Marker is in Farmersville, Texas, in Collin County. Marker is at the intersection of McKinney Street Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmersville TX 75442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Farmersville Masonic Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Bain-Honaker House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Farmersville (about 500 feet away); First National Bank of Farmersville (about 700 feet away); First Methodist Church of Farmersville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Honaker-Holsonbake House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Farmersville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Farmersville I.O.O.F. Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmersville.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2020, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2020, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.