Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Great from the Greatest Generation

Duffy Hudson, a Tulare County Library favorite, returns to the Visalia Library to perform his new one man show about American hero Audie Murphy on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at 6:30 pm.

As the most decorated combat soldier of World War II, Audie Murphy received every military combat award for valor including the rarely given Medal of Honor. His autobiography, To Hell and Back, recounted his war experiences. Following his discharge after the war, Murphy traveled to Hollywood to become an actor, a career he pursued for 21 years. He starred in the film of his autobiography, as well as many popular westerns.

Murphy, like many soldiers, suffered from PTSD, then known as battle fatigue. He was an early voice for governmental medical benefits for the veterans of the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He spoke publicly and freely of his own sufferings to encourage public knowledge of the severe consequences of war.

To Hell and Back is Duffy Hudson’s most recent one man bio-play. He also authored and performed shows on Edgar Allan Poe, Albert Einstein, Dr. Seuss, George Burns and A Christmas Carol. A favorite of our patrons, Hudson has appeared at the Tulare County Library several times in past years. This performance is the last in the Library’s Adult Summer Reading program, Escape the Ordinary.

For more information about this program and more go to www.tularecountylibrary.org, call (559) 713-2703, or visit the Visalia Branch Library at 200 W. Oak Avenue in Visalia.

Audie Murphy
Duffy Hudson