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Lewis P. Macias
Brother of Connie Hartsell.
U.S. Marine 1942-1975
A true Marine hero. Nicknamed "Deadeye".
Rear gunner on dive bomber at Guadalcanal, etc.
Shot down three Jap Zeroes.
First to receive the Air Medal (top left).
MEDALS AT LEFT: Shown top to bottom as mounted left to right in a frame.
1. Air Medal with one star
2. Navy Commendation Medal with one star
3. Purple Heart Medal
4. Good Conduct Medal with nine stars
5. China Service Medal
6. American Defense [Service] Medal WWII
7. unknown (click photo on right to see, at position 7)
8. Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with four stars
9. World War II Victory Medal
10. National Defense Service Medal with one star
11. Korean Service Medal with two stars
12. Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with one star
13. Vietnam Service Medal with four stars
14. United Nations Korean Service Medal
15. Republic of Vietnam Campaign (RVN) - Navy
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LINKS TO PHOTOS AND ARTICLES
"Macias In Marines", Rawlins Republican-Bulletin, Jan. 30, 1942
"Rawlins Youth Tells of Guadalcanal", Rawlins Republican-Bulletin, Nov. 10, 1942
"Macias Will Talk From Strand Stage", Rawlins Republican-Bulletin, Dec. 5, 1942
"Magazine Stories Tell of Macias", Rawlins Republican-Bulletin, Jan. 27, 1943
"Lewis Macias Is Awarded Medal", Rawlins Republican-Bulletin, May 11, 1943
One of the bullets taken from Lewis' leg.
"Fights To Correspondent", Rawlins Republican-Bulletin, May 14, 1943
"Lewis Macias Will Be Home Soon", Rawlins Republican-Bulletin, May 14, 1943
Photo of Lewis Macias
"Macias Is Initiated Into Rawlins VFW", Rawlins Republican-Bulletin, Dec. 17, 1943
"On Guadalcanal With The Marines", Liberty Magazine, Jan. 30, 1943
"On Guadalcanal With The Marines", Liberty Magazine, Feb. 6, 1943
"WW II Marine Hero Assigned to Viet", Sea Tiger, Oct. 10, 1969
Retirement Ceremony, Sep. 30, 1975
Master Gunnery Sergeant Lewis P. Macias, a bio written after 1975
Lewis Macias next to Marine officer at podium
Lewis Macias taking an oath
Lewis Macias, frontal photo
Lewis Macias, side photo