|Louis enlisted in
the Army at Los Angeles, CA on 26 May 1943.
Pvt Castellanos was assigned to Hq 1st, 508th PIR on 26 May 1944 and
went intro combat on 18 December 1944 as the regiment was pressed
into action for the Battle of The Bulge.
Promoted to Pfc as of 4 January 1945 it was just
three days later that he was wounded in action and sent to a field
hospital. He did not return to the regiment.
Castellanos was staged at Camp 20 Grand (one of many so-called
"Cigarette Camps") in Hénouville in the department of
Seine-Maritime, France for return to the U.S.
He was listed aboard a returning ship as a member of the 63rd
Fighter Wing. He may have been transferred into that unit
after his hospitalization or just given a slot on the ship as a
mater of convenience.
The ship sailed from Le Havre and docked in
New York City harbor on 24 November 1945.
Rather than return to
his native El Paso, TX, Louis elected to settle in Massachusetts.
On 2 August 1950 he married married Barbara Eleanor Sheehan
[1929–2010] in Waban, MA, a small community near Boston.
died on 16 September 1977 in Agawam, MA near Springfield.