Born in Budapest in 1925, László Latkóczy-Osváth was working in the city’s Nyugati railroad station when the revolution broke out on October 23. He was able to provide the metal rods from the station that were used to topple Stalin’s statue. László Latkóczy-Osváth immediately joined the freedom fighters and fought for days alongside many others. Unlike his father, Imre Latkóczy, László Latkóczy-Osváth fled to the West once the revolution was crushed. Having initially settled in Toronto, Canada, he eventually settled in the United States with his wife and two children. He died in New York City, in 1987.