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1st Lt. Louis L. Toth - H Co.

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 1944.

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 Bulge.

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 Carolina.

Louis L. Toth died On 24th December 2003, aged 84.

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