Francis de Sales was a writer and so he is patron of journalists and writers.Clare of Assisi was named patron of television because one Christmas when she was too ill to leave her bed she saw and heard Christmas Mass -- even though it was taking place miles away. Damien of Molokai, was born in rural Belgium, on January 3, 1840. Mary Magdalene is one of the greatest saints of the Bible and a legendary example of God's mercy and grace.

Patron saints are chosen as special protectors or guardians over areas of life.

These areas can include occupations, illnesses, churches, countries, causes -- anything that is important to us.

Turned down by the Navy and the Marine Corps, he enlisted in the Army.

He first saw action in the 1943 Allied invasion of Sicily; then in 1944 he participated in the Battle of Anzio, the liberation of Rome, and the invasion of southern France.

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.

He made guest appearances on celebrity television shows and starred in the series Whispering Smith. He bred quarter horses in California and Arizona, and became a regular participant in horse racing.His father drifted in and out of the family's life and eventually deserted them. But when she passed away, she took something of me with her. but the Army, Navy and Marine Corps all turned him down for being underweight and underage. Murphy was shipped to Casablanca in French Morocco on 20 February 1943.Murphy dropped out of school in fifth grade and got a job picking cotton for a dollar a day to help support his family; he also became skilled with a rifle, hunting small game to help feed them. She rarely talked; and always seemed to be searching for something. After his sister provided an affidavit that falsified his birth date by a year, he was accepted by the U. He was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, which trained under the command of Major General Lucian Truscott.Sixty-one infantry officers and enlisted men of Company B, 15th Infantry, including Murphy, were awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge on 8 May.Murphy's platoon was making its way through a vineyard when the men were attacked by German soldiers.He was interred with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.