Llewellyn Morris Chilson

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Llewellyn Morris Chilson was born in Dayton, Ohio back in 1920 to Frank and Goldia.  The family moved to Akron, Ohio when he was young.  His mother was struck and killed by a truck in front of their home in 1930.  He left South High School when he was 16, taking a truck driving job hauling freight across the country.

He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1942.  He reported to Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana for basic training.  After basic training, he was transferred to Camp Livingston, Louisiana then to Camp Johnson, Florida for amphibious training with the 112th Infantry Regiment.  Later he was assigned to the 45th Infantry Division becoming a member of Anti-Tank Company of the 2nd Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment. 

He saw action in Algeria, Sicily, France and Germany.  He was honorably discharged in 1946.  He re-enlisted in the Army in 1947, waving his 40% disability becoming an Army Recruited.   He died in 1981, he was 61.

What you may not know about Master Sergeant Chilson is that according to the National Guard Association he was the second most decorated soldier of WWII.  He received seven decorations for valor, three Distinguished Services Crosses, the Purple Heart with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal, the Bronze Star Medal and many more.

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Comments (19)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - thank you for sharing the interesting life story of Master Sergeant Chilson.  

Jul 13, 2021 02:22 AM
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

Thank you, James.  He must have been a fearless and driven man. And 61 is too young.😞

Jul 13, 2021 03:59 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

All honors he earned and deserved. Make yourself an awesome day.

Jul 13, 2021 04:06 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... I'm gobsmacked that probably most of us have no clue who the second most decorated soldier in WWII was.

Jul 13, 2021 04:28 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net

Another Military War hero, did not know about him.  Thank you. Enjoy your Tuesday and dont forget about the tacos.  Bill Salvatore 

Jul 13, 2021 05:06 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

He was a man deeply dedicated to defending our glorious country. If only they would teach today's youth about such dedicated men/women we would have more today and less losers apologizing for our nation. Thanks James Dray .

Jul 13, 2021 05:20 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. I am embarassed to admit until today I never heard of Master Sergeant Chilson. Thank you! Enjoy your day.

Jul 13, 2021 05:31 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am always amazed at how young so many of these people move away from home or start working on what they become famous for.

Jul 13, 2021 05:41 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Once again, I am stunned by how many medals Master Sergent Chilson had.  Thank you,  I hope you are enjoying your trip.  A

Jul 13, 2021 06:21 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I had never heard of who the most decorated soldier in World War II was. Thank you for sharing his story James Dray 

Jul 13, 2021 06:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, James.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jul 13, 2021 07:01 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

He had quite a military career, and was thankfully recognized for it. Too bad he died at such a young age.

Jul 13, 2021 07:21 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James Dray that certainly is a man deserving of honor and respect

Jul 13, 2021 08:06 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Oh wow, that is crazy. What a great story about another true hero for our time.

Jul 13, 2021 08:18 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - that is a very impressive story and one that needs to be told as do many others like him.

Jul 13, 2021 09:25 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James and thanks for sharing this interesting story about this guy.  We need more like him.


Jul 13, 2021 10:27 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- what an amazing person. Children- this is a hero...not the celebrities or pro athletes. 

Jul 13, 2021 02:43 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James, Thank you for sharing this wonderful story of how you cannot keep a good man down - no matter what happens. 

Jul 13, 2021 06:06 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi James,
I'm truly appreciative of all the soldiers who were so brave during times of war. Chilson was a true patriot.

Jul 17, 2021 10:38 AM