James Megellas Military person

James Megellas (born March 11, 1917) is a retired United States Army officer who commanded a platoon in Company "H" of the 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), 82nd Airborne Division during World War II. He is "the most-decorated officer in the history of the 82nd Airborne Division," having received a Distinguished Service Cross, a Silver Star, and been nominated for the Medal of Honor.


Military person

allegianceUnited States of America
Silver Star
Distinguished Service Cross (United States)
military operations
Battle of the Bulge
Operation Market Garden
World War II
Operation Shingle
military branch
United States Army
military unit
82nd Airborne Division
504th Infantry Regiment (United States)

James Megellas on Wikipedia

External resources

  1. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c113:H.R.+2082:
  2. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s993/text/is
  3. http://www.medalformaggie.com
  4. http://www.pritzkermilitary.org/whats_on/pritzker-military-presents/james-megellas-all-way-berlin
  5. http://www.pritzkermilitary.org/whats_on/pritzker-military-presents/james-megellas-all-way-berlin1
  6. http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780891418368