Originally posted by Will-21
The fact of the matter is LTC Matt Urban is the most decorated WWII soldier:
Lieutenant Colonel Matt Louis Urban (August 25, 1919- March 4, 1995) was a U. S. Army officer who served with distinction in World War II. He was belatedly awarded the Medal of Honor, in 1980 for repeated acts of heroism in combat in France and Belgium in 1944. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, he is the most decorated American serviceman.
Don't fall for the Audie Murphy legend. Surely an all American hero, but not the most decorated soldier.
Didn't know that? I'll check it out. They must have upgraded him later then, which is too bad. But it might have made his family happy.