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    Default Llewellyn Chilson, World War II American Hero

    I had never heard of this man until the other day when I read something about him on the internet. His courage and battlefield achievements are almost unbelievable.

    Check this out:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llewellyn_Morris_Chilson

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    I believe he was featured in a issue of the VFW magazine a while back.

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    Quite a soldier. There are men among us who take to combat like a duck to water. Natural born leaders who inspire others through their own actions. Reading the bit about decorations in Wikapedia reminds me of similar trends I noticed in Canadian army records in WW2. NCO's and enlisted men were recommended for decorations and the recommendations were continually downgraded by some pencil pusher while some officers were decorated for simply performing in an adequate manner. Seems to be the same in all armies, the quality of NCO's determines a unit's effectiveness in battle. My uncle, a D day vet always said the Wehrmacht had really fine NCO's and it showed.

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