Megellas to speak to Cameron’s ROTC cadets

For Immediate Release – Lawton, OK, Oct. 11, 2005
Megellas to speak to Cameron’s ROTC cadets
Lieutenant Colonel James Megellas will speak to Cameron University’s ROTC cadets from 2 – 3:30 p.m.,
Thursday, Oct. 13, in Burch Hall 106.
Megellas serviced as a platoon leader in World War II and a commander during the occupation of Berlin.
He then joined the Army reserves where he served for 26 years, retiring at the age of 62.
During his career Megellas earned the Distinguished Service Cross, two Silver Stars, two Bronze Stars,
and two Purple Hearts. He also received the Military Order of Willhelm Orange Lanyard from the Dutch
Minister of War.
Megellas was also appointed by President John F. Kennedy to serve in the United States State
Department, where he worked in international development and was the mission director for Yemen,
Panama and Columbia.
Megellas recently authored the book All the way to Berlin: A paratrooper at war in Europe, which details his
experiences in World War II. Megellas will bring copies of his book to sign after his speech.
All media and interested individuals are invited to attend Megellas’ visit with the ROTC cadets. For
additional information, contact Lt. Col. Jeff Finely at 580.581.2340.
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Editors and Broadcasters: For details, contact CU Government & Community Relations at 580.581.2211.