MARRIOTTSVILLE, Md. — WMAR-2 News is committed to improving the lives of Veterans in Maryland by shining a light on their stories, struggles and triumphs. Every week a local veteran will be featured in our Veteran Spotlight contest.
This week we are honoring Louis Schott of Marriottsville, who is a retired Marine Corps Officer and a veteran of World War II.
Schott fought in the battles of New Britain, Peleliu and Okinawa. He received a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat as a Rifle Platoon Commander with the 1st Battalion of the 5th Marine Regiment.
He later served as the Company Commander and was awarded a Bronze Star with the "V" device.
Schott retired from the Marine Corps in 1967 and, just last week, celebrated his 100th birthday.
We'd like to wish you a happy belated birthday and to thank you for your service and dedication to our country.