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/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
Start Year
1944
End Year
1945

Description
(Rhineland Campaign 15 September 1944 to 21 March 1945) Attempting to outflank the Siegfried Line, the Allies tried an airborne attack on Holland on 17 September 1944. But the operation failed, and the enemy was able to strengthen his defensive line from Holland to Switzerland. Little progress was made on the ground, but the aerial attacks on strategic targets continued. Then, having regained the initiative after defeating a German offensive in the Ardennes in December 1944, the Allies drove through to the Rhine, establishing a bridgehead across the river at Remagen.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1944
To Year
1945
 
Last Updated:
Jul 5, 2013
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

559th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion/A Battery

HHC, 899th Tank Battalion

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  1043 Also There at This Battle:
  • Accattato, Rocco, PFC, (1943-1945)
  • Adams, Lucian (MOH), S/Sgt, (1943-1945)
  • Allworth, Edward A., 2LT, (1941-1945)
  • Angileri, Joseph, T/Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Austin, John, S/Sgt, (1943-1945)
  • Babbitt, Hadley Charles, Cpl, (1942-1946)
  • Bahlau, Frederick Arthur, 1LT, (1942-1945)
  • Bailey, Doug, PFC, (1940-1945)
  • Bailey, Olen, 1st Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Beck, Carl, M/Sgt, (1942-1963)
  • Belan, Elmer, T/5, (1943-1945)
  • Black, Eric Major, 1LT, (1941-1945)
  • Blalock, Dennis Ferrell, COL, (1941-1970)
  • Blunt, Arthur, 1LT, (1939-1946)
  • Boal, Delbert, PFC, (1941-1945)
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