James Megellas was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. After the war he returned to civilian life. He eventually served in the U.S. Army’s effort to aid the Republic of Vietnam in establishing an efficient infrastructure as head of Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support (CORDS) in II Corps. He is now retired and lives with wife, Carole, near Dallas.
Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press On Sale: March 2, 2004 Price: $7.99
In mid-1943 James Megellas, known as “Maggie” to his fellow paratroopers, joined the 82d Airborne Division, his new “home” for the duration. His first taste of combat was in the rugged mountains outside Naples.
In October 1943, when most of the 82d departed Italy to prepare for the D-Day invasion of France...
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Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press On Sale: March 4, 2003 Price: $27.00
The lives of World War II paratroopers in combat have been told in film and fiction from Saving Private Ryan to Band of Brothers–here are the dramatic and compelling true stories of these heroes--paratroopers of H Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment--as told by the most highly decorated soldier of the 82d...
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