October 6, 1918 —
Military Intelligence Research Section - Attaches Office, London
Theater of Operation: European
January 30, 1942 — November 5, 1972
Killed in Action: No
Prisoner of War: Unknown
Louis P. Antolini was drafted into the Army in 1942 following graduation from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. Louis attended Intelligence School at Camp Ritchie, MD for a month before transferring to the Pentagon, where he worked on the project named Order of Battle Intelligence. He then received orders for overseas assignment as Assistant Military Attaché, Embassy, London, England, where he continued to work for Army Intelligence, mapping Axis forces, mainly in Italy and North Africa. This time stationed in London also included trips with members of SHAEF Headquarters and another with Eisenhower's staff to Casablanca. Immediately following the war, Louis was instrumental in setting up the Enemy Intelligence Document Library at Fort Ritchie. Louis spent the following 27 years as part of the Army Reserves. He continued working in the intelligence field as Instructor of Army Intelligence at schools at Fort Halibird, Fort Meade, Fort Bragg, the Pentagon, and D.I.A. From 1969 to 1972 he served as Commander of the 443rd Military Intelligence Detachment of the University of Pittsburgh US Army Research Unit where he received the ranking of Lieutenant Colonel and retired from military service in 1972. Louis spent 40 years as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent of schools in Westmoreland County in Western Pennsylvania until his retirement in 1985. He and his wife, Hilda, reside in Jeannette, Pennsylvania.
This submission is honored by: Hilda Antolini, Linda Myers, David Antolini, Aimee Myers, Nathan Myers, Matthew Myers, Chelsea Myers