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/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
Start Year
1945
End Year
1945

Description
(Central Europe Campaign 22 March to 11 May 1945) Following the Battle of the Bulge the Allies had pushed through to the Rhine. On 22 March 1945 they began their assault across the river, and by I April the Ruhr was encircled. Armored columns raced across Germany and into Austria and Czechoslovakia. On 25 April, the day American and Russian forces met on the Elbe, strategic bombing operations came to an end. Germany surrendered on 7 May 1945 and operations officially came to an end the following day, although sporadic actions continued on the European front until 11 May.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1945
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

  676 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adams, Lucian (MOH), S/Sgt, (1943-1945)
  • Allworth, Edward A., 2LT, (1941-1945)
  • Angileri, Joseph, T/Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Beck, Carl, M/Sgt, (1942-1963)
  • Belan, Elmer, T/5, (1943-1945)
  • Black, Eric Major, 1LT, (1941-1945)
  • Blalock, Dennis Ferrell, COL, (1941-1970)
  • Bolio, Robert, Cpl, (1943-1945)
  • Bolling, Alexander Russell, MG, (1939-1973)
  • Burford, Chris
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