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Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital

Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital (STVHCS) is a care facility affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in Bexar County, in the U.S. state of Texas. It is operated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

The hospital is named for Medal of Honor recipient and Texas native son[1] Audie Murphy, who died in a plane crash on May 28, 1971.[2] That same year, U.S. Congressman Olin Teague introduced legislation to name a planned Veterans Administration medical facility in San Antonio for Murphy.[3] The facility was dedicated November 17, 1973.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Simpson, Harold B.. "Audie Leon Murphy". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fmu13. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  2. Baskerville, Bill (31 May 1971). "Audie Murphy, five others, found dead". p. 1. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BclMAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bVADAAAAIBAJ&pg=5773,5340217&dq=audie+murphy+found+dead&hl=en. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  3. "Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital". U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. http://www.southtexas.va.gov/locations/directions.asp. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  4. Coronado, José R.. "The Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/sba06. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 

Coordinates: 29°30′29″N 98°34′50″W / 29.50806°N 98.58056°W / 29.50806; -98.58056

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