Grothman nominates local WWII veteran for the Medal of Honor
Washington, April 7, 2020
By: Fox 11 News (WLUK) -- A local lawmaker is leading the effort to get President Donald Trump to recognize a WWII veteran who grew up in Fond du Lac.
Sixth District Republican Congressman Glenn Grothman nominated Lieutenant Colonel James "Maggie" Megellas to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
Megellas died last week at the age of 103.
He was a paratrooper during World War II and wrote a book about his experiences, called "All the Way to Berlin: A Paratrooper at War in Europe." His story was also told in a documentary, "Maggie's War: A True Story of Courage, Leadership and Valor in World War II."
Megellas graduated from Ripon College before joining the Army. He had been living in Texas.
The post office in Fond du Lac is named after him.
The Medal of Honor is the highest and most prestigious personal military decoration that may be awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor.