At Fort Benning,
Georgia, Louis Toth volunteered for the airborne.
He was assigned as
a 2nd Lt to the 508th P.I.R. at Camp Blanding
Florida, where he became commander of H. Company.
He jumped into
Normandy on D-Day, where he was wounded and evacuated to England.
He recovered in
time to make to make the jump into Holland on 17th September
Company H was
credited with the liberation of Beek and Bergen-Dahl in Holland.
Leading H Company
in a counter attack against German Tanks attempting to retake these key
villages, Toth was wounded and evacuated to England.
He returned to
Company H in December 1944, in time to take part in the Battle of the
Wounded for the
third time, he was evacuated to England again through the British lines.
He returned to the
508th and took over command of Company H in Frankfurt-Am-Main,
Germany as honor guard to General Dwight D. Eisenhower at S.H.A.E.F. HQ.
Returning to the
U.S.A. in 1946, Louis Toth was assigned to duty in Columbia, South
Louis L. Toth died
On 24th December 2003, aged 84.