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No Better Place to Die Paperback – March 1, 2000
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"Suggested reading..." -- American Society of the French Legion of Honor ASFLN Newsletter, March 2000 issue
Back in June of this year I attended the 55th anniversary of the D-Day invasion and had the luck to meet Mr. Murphy in the town of St. Mere Eglise and got to talk with him a bit while he showed us around the museum there. I purchased his book from you not long ago and thought it was great... -- Darren Kapsimalis
About the Author
Following his combat experiences in Sicily, Normandy and Holland, as a soldier in the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, author Bob Murpphy survived his war injuries to return home and begin a long and distinguished career as a Boston lawyer. Murphy later served as President of the 82nd Airborne's Veteran's Association and paved the way for the creation of the famous La Fiere replica of 'Iron Mike', the statue that stands as a sentinel at the gates of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
The new 'Iron Mike' now stands at the La Fiere causeway, scene of the famous battle for the bridge over the Merderet River which Murphy personally took part in. Murphy's efforts include refurbishing the D-Day veteran C-47 aircraft that currently stands at the museum in Ste. Mere Eglise (making a parachute jump from the plane as it was being delivered in 1964!)
Accounts of author Murphy's combat actions can be found in books ranging from Cornelius Ryan's "The Longest Day" and official Army Histories. He is considered an expert on the subject of combat action by the 82nd Airborne in Normandy, often consulted for books and films. Bob Murphy currently serves as President of Reunions for the 82nd Airborne's 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
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This book is a must read for any student of WWII, or for anyone who wishes to see the word "courage" illustrated properly.
I would like to personally thank Mr. Murphy for writing this book. Because the story is personal for me. My mother's cousin, Lt. Colonel Edwin Ostberg, who led the charge on the first day of the battle.
Brings history alive.
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