Louis Fischer, 91, died on July 29, 2015, after a short illness. He was born in 1924 near the Czech-Hungarian border to Hungarian Jewish parents. In 1939, Lou, his two older brothers, and his mother fled Hungary and moved to Lorain, Ohio, where he completed a K-12 American education in two years.
After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in Papua, New Guinea and participated in the landing in the Philippines, where he was wounded and spent 11 months recovering.