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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Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/Operation Market Garden
Start Year
1944
End Year
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 Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Jul 5, 2013
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  127 Also There at This Battle:
  • Bahlau, Frederick Arthur, 1LT, (1942-1945)
  • Beck, Carl, M/Sgt, (1942-1963)
  • Bush, William Douglas, 1LT, (1942-1951)
  • Cooter, Walter, PFC, (1942-1944)
  • 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)
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