- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) - A post office in Fond Du Lac has been named in honor of a World War II Army veteran.

The Fond Du Lac Reporter (https://fondul.ac/1Xo5DYa ) reports that a crowd of 100 veterans, family and friends gathered at the post office Tuesday to honor 99-year-old Lt. Col James Megellas, who served in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division during WWII.

Representatives of the U.S. Postal Service, the military and the city also attended the ceremony.

Megellas is recognized as the most decorated officer in the 82nd Airborne Division’s history. Megellas served in several battles, including Operation March Garden and the Battle of the Bulge.

The veteran said that having the post office named after him was a moment that would stay with him forever, and that he never expected the honor.

“I’m very deeply indebted and grateful to all of you and the city of Fond du Lac where I was born because I grew up in this environment, and I’m a product of this small town, a small town that supports our veterans,” Megellas said.

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., introduced a bill last July to rename the post office after Megellas, who is a Fond Du Lac native and currently lives in Texas. Johnson was not able to attend the ceremony.

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Information from: The Reporter Media, https://www.fdlreporter.com


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