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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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Basic Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
  1943-1946, 1542, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/Operation Market Garden
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of the Bulge
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
  1962-1962 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (1962-65)
 Colleges Attended 
Ripon College
  1938-1942, Ripon College
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