You Could Win!

We’ve hit 100,000 followers on Facebook!

To celebrate, I’m giving away a copy of Down the Owlhoot Trail – signed, of course – and a couple of pieces of swag the lads have rounded up.

To enter, simply answer the following question in a comment below:

Who’s the greatest cowboy of all time – either real or fictional?

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  1. Audie Murphy – played fictional cowboys in the movies. Greatest cowboy of all times because his real life heroism typified the essence of the “cowboy” . He is an unbelievable real hero, his life a tribute to all cowboys, real and fictional.

    From Wikipedia , Audie Leon Murphy (20 June 1925 – 28 May 1971) was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II, receiving every military combat award for valor available from the U.S. Army, as well as French and Belgian awards for heroism. Murphy received the Medal of Honor for valor demonstrated at the age of 19 for single-handedly holding off an entire company of German soldiers for an hour at the Colmar Pocket in France in January 1945, then leading a successful counterattack while wounded and out of ammunition.

    Murphy was born into a large sharecropper family in Hunt County, Texas. His father abandoned them, and his mother died when he was a teenager. Murphy left school in fifth grade to pick cotton and find other work to help support his family; his skill with a hunting rifle was a necessity for putting food on the table.

    After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Murphy’s older sister helped him to falsify documentation about his birthdate to meet the minimum-age requirement for enlisting in the military. Turned down by the Navy and the Marine Corps, he enlisted in the Army. He first saw action in the Allied invasion of Sicily and the Battle of Anzio, and in 1944 participated in the liberation of Rome and invasion of southern France. Murphy fought at Montélimar, and led his men on a successful assault at the L’Omet quarry near Cleurie in northeastern France in October.

    After the war, Murphy enjoyed a 21-year acting career. He played himself in the 1955 autobiographical film To Hell and Back, based on his 1949 memoirs of the same name, but most of his roles were in westerns.
    Biography is from Wikipedia.

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