Lou was a Topangan from Fernwood. When Bruce Delgado led his Chatsworth Lancers and other Valley forces in an invasion attempt, Lou was part of the Fernwood detachment that headed up to the Glenview border wall to add to the defeses there. At Topanga village, they were warned by Connor Tillman of a Valley force trying to slip by the wall through the canyon wilderness. He and the rest of the detachment managed to stop the invaders and to make them retreat. They then continued to march up toward Glenview but set up an improvised breastworks about a half mile from the wall at a narrow point along the Topanga Canyon Boulevard when word reached them that the Valley forces had breached the wall. He met up with Connor's father Jared at the breastworks when the latter retreated from the wall and filled him in on Connor's actions.