|Born||September 25 1898|
|Died||March 11 1970 (age 71)|
French Foreign Legion
|Years of service||1917–1955|
|Rank||Général de brigade|
|Commands held||Communal Depot of the Foreign Regiments|
1st Foreign Infantry Regiment
|Battles/wars||World War I|
World War II
|Other work||FSALE President |
World War IEdit
Louis-Antoine prepared the admission entrance of École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr when he was mobilized in 1917. Assigned to the 4th Zouaves Regiment (French: 4e Régiment de Zouaves), he was promoted to Caporal (Corporal) then Sergent (Sergeant) and Aspirant at the end of the war.
In May 1939, he left Morocco and the Legion for a posting with the 91st Line Infantry Regiment (French: 91e Régiment d'Infanterie de Ligne).
World War IIEdit
As of February 1940, he found the legion back again by receiving the commandment of a battalion of the 11th Foreign Infantry Regiment 11e REI during the combats from May to June 1940.
He joined the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment 2e REI at the beginning of 1941 in Morocco. In 1943, he was assigned to the 3rd Foreign Regiment 3e RE, he joined, with his unit, the Marching Regiment of the Foreign Legion RMLE. Chief of the general staff headquarters of the regiment, he was promoted to Lieutenant-colonel on December 25 1943. With the death of regimental commander of the RMLE, he received the provisionary command of the regiment, from December 1944 to March 1945, prior to command being delegated to Colonel Jean Olié.
On December 1945, he assumed command of the Communal Depot of the Foreign Regiments (French: Dépôt Commun des Régiments étrangers, DCRE) at Sidi Bel Abbès. It was under his command and his impulsion that Képi Blanc, the monthly of the French Foreign Legion.
In 1949, the DCRE became the 1st Foreign Infantry Regiment 1er REI.
He left indefinitely the Legion on June 2 1950, at the end of his commandment time.
On September 17 1966, he was elected as President of the French Foreign Legion Veteran Societies Federation (Légion étrangère) (FSALE).
Recognitions and honorsEdit
- Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur
- Croix de guerre 1914–1918
- Croix de guerre 1939–1945
- Croix de guerre des TOE
- commandeur de l'ordre du Ouissam alaouite
- commandeur de l'ordre du Nichan Iftikhar
He received a total of 11 citations.
He wrote notably:
- C'est la Légion, Impression française, Marseille, 1972 (with Colonel Jacquot)
- Acte de foi dans la Légion étrangère
- Division Histoire et patrimoine de la Légion étrangère
- Képi Blanc