- Nothing expresses "Gratitude" like a gift of Gabby Maria Socks.
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- Crew Length,
- Sock size: Fit Men's Shoe Size 6-12.5
- Fiber Content: 61% Cotton, 15% Polyester, 22% Nylon, 2% Spandex
- Sock Maker: Hot Sox
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Description: When the guest speaker walked onto the stage, the crowd remained silent. The speaker was Audie Murphy, the most distinguished American army combat soldier of World War II. During his service, Audie received every military combat award for valor available from the U.S. Army. Audie joined the army at age 17. He saw action in Italy and with the capture of Rome his unit moved into southern France. In January, 1945, he received the nation’s highest honor – the Medal of Honor for action against an advancing company of German soldiers. An M10 tank destroyer had received a direct hit. Still burning, Audie mounted the tank and began firing the 50 caliber machine gun at the advancing enemy, holding them at bay for over an hour. After the war, Audie became an actor and played himself in the movie “To Hell and Back.” Dan Richins was hiking the Appalachian Trail and this morning, wearing his Gabby Maria Hiker Crew Socks, he came upon a large grave marker placed just off the trail. It was a monument to Audie Murphy who died in a plane crash, on Brush Mountain, Virgina in 1971, a short distance from the marker.