Corporal Louis Zimmerman, this park’s namesake, one of a family of eight children, was born on April 20, 1895 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. His family moved to the Bronx, where he attended P.S. 27 and later graduated from Morris High School. Zimmerman was employed as a police officer and lived at 1352 Webster Avenue before entering the Army. As a member of Headquarters Company 305th Infantry, 77th Division, he fought in numerous battles. On November 5, 1918, just six days before the Armistice, Zimmerman was killed in action in the Argonne Meuse offensive.