Megellas, James, LTC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1943-1946, 1542, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)
Service Years
1942 - 1962

Infantry

Lieutenant Colonel



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1917
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by MAJ Mark E Cooper to remember Megellas, James (Maggie), LTC USA(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Fond du Lac
Last Address
Colleyville, TX

Date of Passing
Apr 03, 2020
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

82nd Airbone Division Belgian Fourragere Infantry Shoulder Cord Netherlands Orange Lanyard

US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of Saint Maurice




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

 LTC (Retired) James “Maggie” Megellas is a 96 year old World War II hero. Many feel he should have been awarded the Medal of Honor, and "our nation’s highest military combat award for valor", 68 years ago for his ‘above and beyond’ valor and leadership in the Battle of the Bulge.

http://medalformaggie.com/

   
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WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
From Month/Year
January / 1944
To Month/Year
May / 1944

Description
On January 1944, in conjunction with a frontal assault, the Allies attempted to turn the Gustav Line by landing troops at Anzio. But the frontal attack failed, and the Allies were unable to break out of the beachhead at Anzio until the Gustav Line was breached in May 1944.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1944
To Month/Year
May / 1944
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Armored Division

3rd Military Police Company, 3rd Infantry Division

3rd Infantry Division

504th Military Police Battalion

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  134 Also There at This Battle:
  • Angileri, Joseph, T/Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Bald Eagle, David William, Sgt, (1936-1944)
  • Baxter, Everett, T/5, (1941-1945)
  • Bernholz, Charles H., T/5, (1942-1945)
  • Burriss, Thomas, MAJ, (1942-1963)
  • Canham, John, MAJ, (1934-1945)
  • Carratelli, Horace, 1st Sgt, (1941-1945)
  • Dallas, Frank J., LTC, (1942-1970)
  • DeVanie, John, PFC
  • Finklea, Lawrence, Cpl, (1940-1949)
  • Fisco, Richard, S/Sgt
  • Guy, Leslie, PFC, (1941-1945)
  • Leach, Oliver D., Sgt, (1943-1945)
  • Lehmann, Carl, Sgt, (1941-1945)
  • Maxwell, Robert, Cpl, (1942-1945)
  • Peden, Leroy J., Sgt, (1943-1944)
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