The Texas House has voted to grant World War II hero Audie Murphy the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor.
Lawmakers passed the resolution Thursday instructing Gov. Rick Perry to make the award posthumously.
Murphy was one of the most decorated soldiers in U.S. history and his portrait hangs in the Texas House of Representatives Chamber.
The resolution now goes to the Senate for final approval.
Murphy was born in Kingston, Texas and joined the U.S. Army in 1942, serving with the 3rd Infantry Division in Europe and Mediterranean. He earned all but one of the possible medals for valor the United States offers and also received medals from France and Belgium as an infantryman.
He later served in the Texas National Guard in the 1950s.