Megellas, James, LTC

Deceased
 
 Photo In Uniform   Service Details
7 kb
View Time Line
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


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

211 kb

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).

If you knew or served with this Soldier and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
 
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/

   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   
 Photo Album   (More...



Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/Operation Market Garden
From Month/Year
September / 1944
To Month/Year
September / 1944

Description
"35,000 troops, 11,377 dead, wounded or missing, 6,450 captured. Objective was to secure series of bridges over main rivers of German occupied Netherlands. Strategic purpose was to allow allied crossing of the Rhine River. The last natural barrier
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
September / 1944
To Month/Year
September / 1944
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  130 Also There at This Battle:
  • Bahlau, Frederick Arthur, 1LT, (1942-1945)
  • Beck, Carl, M/Sgt, (1942-1963)
  • Burriss, Thomas, MAJ, (1942-1963)
  • Bush, William Douglas, 1LT, (1942-1951)
  • Derasmo, Anthony, PFC, (1943-1946)
  • Fulmer, Edward Simons, 2LT, (1941-1945)
  • Galbraith, William P., Sgt, (1942-1947)
  • Hatcher, Arvil, S/Sgt, (1943-Present)
  • Joint, Edward, PFC, (1942-1945)
  • Mehosky, Edward, COL, (1940-1971)
  • Perconte, Frank, T/4, (1942-1945)
Copyright Togetherweserved.com Inc 2003-2011