|Known for||Was awarded the Medal of Freedom for his war reporting|
Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson honored war correspondents, including Azrael, at an event in Washington, on November 23, 1946. In 1949 he received the Medal of Freedom from Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Azrael started working for his first newspaper, the Baltimore Sun in 1920, when he was sixteen. During his career he worked for three other papers, the Baltimore News, the Baltimore Daily Post and The News American.
- Louis Azrael, 77, a Journalist In Baltimore for Six Decades, The New York Times, 1981-12-22, p. 30. Retrieved on 2020-11-26. “In 1949, General of the Army Dwight D> Eisenhower pinned on Azreel the Medal of Freedom for his work covering the War in Europe.”
- TASK OF OCCUPATION DECLARED IN PERIL; Patterson at Dinner Honoring War Correspondents Says More Appropriations Are Needed, The New York Times, 1946-11-23, p. 28. Retrieved on 2020-11-26.