FORREST, ARTHUR J. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company D, 354th Infantry, 89th Division.

Place and date: Near Remonville, France, 1 November 1918.

Entered service at: Hannibal, Mo .

Birth: St. Louis, Mo. G.O. No.: 50, W.D., 1919.

Citation: When the advance of his company was stopped by bursts of fire from a nest of 6 enemy machineguns, without being discovered, he worked his way single-handed to a point within 50 yards of the machinegun nest. Charging, single-handed, 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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)