Chilson, LLewellyn Morris, MSG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery (1957-1968)
Last Primary MOS
152.6-FA Operations and Intelligence NCO
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1962-1964, 152.6, Staff & Faculty Battalion, US Army Field Artillery Center and School (Staff)
Service Years
1942 - 1964
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Master Sergeant


Seven Service Stripes



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Dayton
Last Address
Puyallup, WA

Date of Passing
Oct 10, 1981
 
Location of Interment
Woodbine Cemetery - Puyallup, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Army Recruiter - 3 stars Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II French Fourragere




 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
Legion Of Valor
  1945, Legion Of Valor - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Llewellyn Morris Chilson (April 1, 1920 – October 2, 1981) was one of the most decorated American soldiers of World War II. He received twelve individual decorations for combat from the U.S. Army including seven decorations for valor.

After the war, the President of the United States personally decorated Chilson with seven decorations including three Distinguished Services Crosses for extraordinary heroism in Germany.
   
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Llewellyn Chilson was born on April 1, 1920, in Dayton, Ohio. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on March 28, 1942, and completed basic training in June 1942. Cpl Chilson served with the 112th Infantry Regiment at Camp Livingston, Louisiana and at Camp Gordon Johnston, Florida, from June 1942 to May 1943, and then transferred to the 179th Infantry Regiment of the 45th Infantry Division.

He served with the 179th in North Africa from June to July 1943, during the Invasion of Sicily in July 1943, at the landing in Salerno in September 1943, at the landing in Anzio in January 1944, during the Invasion of Southern France in August 1944, and into Germany in March 1945.

Sgt Chilson returned to the United States in June 1945, and received an honorable discharge on June 30, 1946. He reenlisted in the Army on November 17, 1947, and served as an Army Recruiter until March 1950.

SFC Chilson next served as a Light Weapons Infantry Leader with the 41st and 42nd Armored Infantry Battalions at Fort Hood, Texas, from March 1950 to February 1951, and then as an ROTC instructor in Fort Worth, Texas, from February to September 1951. His next assignment was with Company B, 701st Armored Infantry Battalion at Fort Hood from September 1951 to January 1952, followed by service as a 1st Sergeant with the 1st Armored Division at Fort Hood from January to October 1952.

MSG Chilson served as an Anti-Aircraft Artillery Crewman and Section Leader with B Battery, 5th Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA) Battalion in West Germany from November 1952 to December 1954, and then as a Section Leader with B Battery, 91st AAA Battalion in West Germany from December 1954 to October 1955. His next assignment was as a Section Leader with A Battery, 195th Field Artillery Battalion at Fort Hood from December 1955 to January 1956, and then with A Battery, 451st AAA Battalion at March AFB, California, from March 1956 to April 1957.

He then deployed to West Germany where he again served as a Section Leader with A Battery, 91st AAA Battalion from May 1957 to May 1958, and then with Headquarters Battery, 94th AAA Battalion from May to June 1958. MSG Chilson next served as an instructor with the U.S. Army Artillery and Missile School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, from July 1958 to September 1960, followed by service as a Section Leader with B Battery, 3rd Observation Battalion of the 26th Field Artillery Regiment at Fort Sill from September 1960 to June 1961. He served with B Company, U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Lewis, Washington, from June 1961 to August 1962, and then as an Operations Sergeant and Section Leader with the U.S. Army Artillery and Missile School at Fort Sill from September 1962 until his retirement from the Army on July 1, 1964.

While serving at Fort Sill in 1961, MSG Chilson was one of only four survivors (out of 22 passengers and crew on board) of the crash of an Air Force C-124 Globemaster II that crashed on takeoff from McChord AFB, Washington, on May 24, 1961. Llewellyn Chilson died on October 2, 1981, while on vacation in Florida.
   
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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment45th Infantry DivisionUS Army Recruiting Command (USAREC)
41st Armored Infantry BattalionHQ, US Army Cadet Command1st Armored Division5th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
Air Defense UnitsUS Army Field Artillery Center and School (Staff)3rd Observation Battalion, 26th ArtilleryArmy Garrisons
US Army Field Artillery Center and School (Staff)
  1942-1943, 745, 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment
  1943-1945, 745, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment
  1943-1945, 745, 45th Infantry Division
  1946-1947, Break in Service
  1947-1950, 1935, Headquarters, US Army Recruiting Command (USAREC)
  1950-1951, 1814, 41st Armored Infantry Battalion
  1951-1951, 1761, 3rd ROTC Region, HQ, US Army Cadet Command
  1951-1952, 1745, 1st Armored Division
  1952-1954, 1602, B Battery, 5th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
  1954-1955, 186.1, B Battery, 91st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
  1955-1956, 151.1, A Battery, 195th Field Artillery Battalion
  1956-1957, 177.1, 451st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
  1957-1958, A Battery, 91st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
  1958-1958, 94th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion (AW)
  1958-1960, US Army Field Artillery Center and School (Staff)
  1960-1961, 152.6, 3rd Observation Battalion, 26th Artillery
  1961-1962, B Company (Military Police), Army Garrison Fort Lewis, WA
  1962-1964, 152.6, Staff & Faculty Battalion, US Army Field Artillery Center and School (Staff)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 WWII - American Theater
  1943-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1943-1943 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1943 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Sicily Campaign (1943)/Operation Husky
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Southern France Campaign (1944)/Operation Dragoon
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Southern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
  1945-1945 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
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