Lewis' medals (mouse over)
1. Air Medal with one star (not shown)
2. Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one star (not shown)
3. Purple Heart
4. Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal with nine stars (not shown)
5. Marine Corps China Service Medal
6. American Defense Service Medal WWII
7. Unknown
8. Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with four stars (not shown)
9. World World II Victory Medal
10. National Defense Service Medal with one star (not shown)
11. Korean Service Medal with two stars (not shown)
12. Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with one star (not shown)
13. Vietnam Service Medal with four stars (not shown)
14. United Nations Korean Service Medal
15. Republic of Vietnam Campaign (RVN) - Navy
 

Lewis P. Macias
U.S. Marine 1942-1975

Brother of Connie Hartsell.
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).
Lewis Macias, early 1943
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His likely plane was the Douglas SBD Dauntless. See at
www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=297

Also see drawing at www.aviation-art.net/Dauntless.jpg

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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