Pam Murphy

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    Pam Murphy, widow of actor Audie Murphy, was veterans’ friend and advocate

    By Dennis McCarthy
    After Audie died, they all became her boys. Every last one of them.

    Any soldier or Marine who walked into the Sepulveda VA hospital and care center in the last 35 years got the VIP treatment from Pam Murphy.

    The widow of Audie Murphy – the most decorated soldier in World War II – would walk the hallways with her clipboard in hand making sure her boys got to see a specialist or doctor — STAT. 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 Mrs. Murphy,” said veteran Stephen Sherman, speaking for thousands of veterans she befriended over the years.

    “Many times I watched her march a veteran who had been waiting more than an hour right into the doctor’s office. She was even reprimanded a few times, but it didn’t matter to Mrs. Murphy.

    “Only her boys mattered. She was our angel.”

    Last week, Sepulveda VA’s angel for the last 35 years died peacefully in her sleep at age 90.

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    Pam Murphy, widow of actor Audie Murphy, was veterans’ friend and advocate : Veterans Today



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