If you see Helen (Audie Murphy tribute)

I recently read Audie Murphy’s autobiography, “To Hell and Back.”  He became one of the most decorated (according to some accounts the most decorated) World War II soldier.  This major feat was accomplished before he even left his teens.  This man saw a lot of death and suffered from PTSD before there was an acronym to describe it.  One of the accounts he described is meeting a nurse named Helen.  He later found out the area she served in was bombed heavily and a lot of nurses died.  Though he tried, he never found out if she was one of the fatalities.  They never met again.  I recommend reading this increasingly forgotten book. Continue reading