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[Photograph 2012.201.B0223.0740]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "M-Sgt. Llewellyn Chilson, second most decorated American Soldier, stands at attention during retirement ceremonies here today. Chilson wears three Distinguished Service Crosses, three Silver Stars and two Bronze Stars for valor during World War II, three Purple Hearts, eight battle stars and Legion of Merit. Only Audie Murphy holds more decorations than Chilson, who fought with Oklahoma's 45th Infantry Division through France, Germany and Italy."
Date: June 27, 1964
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0223.0742]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Pres. Truman examines the medals of T/Sgt. Llewellyn M. Chilson of Malvern, PA., Friday after pinning seven additional decorations on the sergeant during a White House ceremony."
Date: December 7, 1946
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0223.0741]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "One of the most decorated members of the 45th Infantry division during World War II- an adopted Thunderbird from Ohio- has returned to Oklahoma for a tour of duty. He is M/Sgt. Llewellyn Chilson, whose exploits with the 179th regiment of the 45th earned him the second largest collection of medals presented to an American soldier during that war. Lawton is the home of the regiment."
Date: June 24, 1964
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0223.0743]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "M-Sgt. Llewellyn Chilson Akron, Ohio, native and one of the most decorated he roes in Army, survived air crash at McChord AFB, Wash."
Date: May 24, 1961
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0223.0744]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "M/Sgt. L. M. Chilson, with hands still burned raw and legs in traction, was able to tell a hair raising plane crash escape story Wednesday in Medigan Army Hospital. The 41 year old Fort Sill soldier has been removed from the critical list."
Date: June 1, 1961
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0223.0746]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "M-Sgt. Llewellyn M. Chilson is a hard man to kill and he has a chest full of medals and many scars to prove it. One of the Army's most decorated soldiers, Sgt. Chilson two years ago last May survived a holocaust that few care to remember-- the crash of a giant C124 Golbemaster which claimed the lives of 18 men, including 12 Fort Sill soldiers."
Date: January 24, 1963
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society