Arthur Loukas (#38417255)

Picture taken August, 2012
Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Port Arthur, Texas
June 22, 1924
Private First Class

330th Infantry
83rd Infantry
Combat Infantryman's Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, American Theatre medal, European African Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal, WW2 Victory Medal, Occupation Medal, Good Conduct Medal

Arthur Loukas of Houston, Texas was born on June 22, 1924 to Fred and Louise (Whitcher) Loukas in Port Arthur, Texas.

At the age of 19, Arthur Loukas (#38417255) enlisted the service on February 25, 1943 in Houston, TX. At the age of just 20 he was one of the many American GI's fighting in one of the coldest Belgian winters during the Battle of the Bulge. This is were he earned his Purple Heart after being hit by mortar shrapnel in the Belgian village of JoubiƩval. The shrapnel entered his back and exited his right arm causing nerve trouble until today.

After the war, Arthur Loukas returned home to Houston, TX and joined the Houston Police Department on August 1, 1953. He retired as a police officer after nearly 36 years to the HPD and is a proud and active member of the Police Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6010.

Today Arthur Loukas lives together with his wife Charlotte in his home town Houston.