The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
FORREST, ARTHUR J.
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.
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.