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Veteran Spotlight: Louis Schott of Marriottsville

Posted at 8:04 AM, Aug 17, 2020

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.