Lou Schott, goalie for La Salle University's ice hockey team, was protecting the net in a game against Georgetown when he heard about the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941. He knew in that instant his life was about to change.
As Schott and his teammates headed home to Philadelphia, “we knew there would be big changes in our lives,” he said.
Schott knew he “wanted to get into battle.” He enlisted and entered into active duty with the Marine Corps nearly a year later on Dec. 2, 1942.
Retired Marine Corps Col. Schott, a 98-year-old Marriottsville resident, participated in the New Britain, Peleliu and Okinawa campaigns as well as the occupation of North...