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medal of honor winner

medal of honor winner

decorpurpleheartJames Megellas, a World War II officer and author of All the Way to Berlin: A Paratrooper at War in Europe, will be at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum 2nd floor Education Center on Wednesday, August 23 at Noon. He’ll talk about his experiences during the European campaign, and his most recent adventures in Afghanistan when he visited paratroopers in his former unit, the 504th Parachute Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. Megellas will also sign copies of his book following the lecture in the Museum’s Gift Store.

Megellas joined the 82nd Airborne as a platoon leader in 1942. In the years to follow, he participated in several significant campaigns including Anzio and Operation Market Garden, earning the Distinguished Service Cross, two Silver Stars, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts for his service. Megellas finished the war as the most decorated officer in the 82nd Airborne Division. His book has been printed six times since its initial 2003 release, and he has traveled the world to speak to groups regarding his experiences. James Megellas, a World War II officer and author of All the Way to Berlin: A Paratrooper at War in Europe, will be at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum 2nd floor Education Center on Wednesday, August 23 at Noon. He’ll talk about his experiences during the European campaign, and his most recent adventures in Afghanistan when he visited paratroopers in his former unit, the 504th Parachute Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. 

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