Just about every woman I talk to my age or older had a crush on Audie Murphy. It was really sad that he was treated so badly as a child just because he was poor. The town in TX wanted him to come speak there after he was a hero, but he never wanted to go back there again.
From an e-mail.
Oak Ridge Boys at Arlington National Cemetery
I was NOT expecting that ending....
Even though it said we'd be surprised...this is quite the tribute....
Listen to the end, you may be as surprised as I was.
Have not visited his grave in Arlington, but will on the next trip!
Likewise, plan to visit where he won The CMH! It took place North of Colmer, France. There is a marker for that area. Have been to the area, but never took the time to see the area.
This would be a wonderful place to visit next year as I plan to go to Normandy on June 6, 2014, for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day!
I highly recommend the Residence Inn Arlington Pentagon City. Since you're with a family group it would be the perfect place since you have separate bedrooms and living rooms with kitchens. I'm going to cut and paste my review as it's been buried by all the sweepstakes entries (lol) but I've also attached the link to that section.
Highly recommend this hotel. Suites are sleek and modern, and very clean. Breakfast buffet is a challenge as there are far too many people for the space, and the food isn't all that great. However, the hotel is directly across the street from the Pentagon so I highly recommend taking a walk over there (or have the shuttle drop you off) for a night time viewing of the memorial. Very moving.
The rooms are newly remodelled and lovely. You are also within walking or shuttle distance from the open air, hop on hop off, bus tour stop. If you buy a multi-day pass you can travel around the entire city and see pretty much everything, including a boat tour.
We also had the shuttle drop us off and pick us up at Legal Seafoods, which is a really great restaurant nearby.
Another great restaurant when you're in the city is Founding Farmers. You definitely need a reservation for there, and there might be a bit of a wait, but it's definitely worth it. They gave us free hors d'oeuvres to compensate.
Oceanaire is also a great place to go for Happy Hour. The Oceanaire Seafood Room