Megellas, James, LTC

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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 Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
Service Years
1942 - 1962

Infantry

Lieutenant Colonel



Four Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

Belgian Fourragere Infantry Shoulder Cord Netherlands Orange Lanyard US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

82nd Airbone Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of Saint Maurice




 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

 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/Normandy Campaign (1944)
Start Year
1944
End Year
1944

Description
(Normandy Campaign 6 June to 24 July 1944) Early on D-Day airborne troops landed in France to gain control of strategic areas. Aerial and naval bombardment followed. Then the invasion fleet, covered by an umbrella of aircraft, discharged Eisenhower’s assault forces. Soon the beachhead was secure, but its expansion was a slow and difficult process in the face of strong opposition. It was not until late in July that the Allies were able to break out of Normandy.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Jul 5, 2013
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

HHC, 899th Tank Battalion

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  815 Also There at This Battle:
  • Accattato, Rocco, PFC, (1943-1945)
  • Adams, Lucian (MOH), S/Sgt, (1943-1945)
  • Allworth, Edward A., 2LT, (1941-1945)
  • Amerman, Walter G., CPT
  • Austin, John, S/Sgt, (1943-1945)
  • Bahlau, Frederick Arthur, 1LT, (1942-1945)
  • Beck, Carl, M/Sgt, (1942-1963)
  • Belan, Elmer, T/5, (1943-1945)
  • Bilodeau, Francis Waterhouse, PFC, (1941-1946)
  • Black, Eric Major, 1LT, (1941-1945)
  • Blunt, Arthur, 1LT, (1939-1946)
  • Bolling, Alexander Russell, MG, (1939-1973)
  • Brasfield, Casper Lafayette, PFC, (1942-1945)
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