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Wisconsin WWII veteran celebrates 101st birthday

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FOND DU LAC (WKOW) -- The Fond du Lac community helped celebrate the 101st birthday of a WWII hero this weekend.

James Megellas, known as "Maggie", is famous in the town. The Fond du Lac man has the most awards in the history of the US Army's 82nd Airborne division.

The public got a chance to wish him a happy birthday and meet him at the Legion Post 75 building, which is named after him.

"Fond Du Lac is home to him, so he wanted to come back home, and there's a lot of buildings here that are named after him, this being one of them the American Legion, the post office and then a big park so he wanted to come back and see his friends and the people that remembered him," said James Megellas, Maggie's son. 

During his birthday celebration, Maggie talked about his love for the community.

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