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FORREST, ARTHUR

forrest arthur j

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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Sergeant Company D, 354th Infantry, 89th Division

Conflict

Year of honor

born

World War One 1919 St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri

Citation

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.