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World War I - U.S. Army

Arthur J Forrest

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: World War I
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D, 354th Infantry,
    89th Division
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: November 1, 1919
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near Remonville, France
When the advance of his company was stopped by bursts of fire from a nest of six enemy machine guns, without being discovered, he worked his way singlehandedly to a point within 50 yards of the machine-gun nest. Charging, singlehandedly, he drove out the enemy in disorder, thereby protecting the advance platoon from annihilating fire, and permitting the resumption of the advance of his company.
Medal of Honor Recipient Arthur J. Forrest
Medal of Honor Recipient Arthur J. Forrest
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1896, St. Louis, St. Louis County, MO, United States
  • Died: November 30, 1964, St. Louis, MO, United States
  • Buried: Grand View Burial Park (MH) (D-65-1), Hannibal, MO, United States

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