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Dr Forrest C. Pogue, Jr
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1912
Crittenden County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 1996
Murray
Calloway County
Kentucky, USA

Writer. A historian of merit, Forrest C. Pogue, Jr. was born in the rural Crittenden County, Kentucky community of Frances in 1912. A 1931 graduate of Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, Pogue went on to earn a Ph.D. by the age of 24. He was fluent in French and an expert at the collection of oral history. Historian and author, Stephen E. Ambrose called him "One of the smartest individuals in the US Army." During World War II, he served as an official U.S. Army historian and closely followed combat troops during the D-Day invasion. He was positioned on a hospital ship located at Omaha Beach and interviewed the wounded soldiers who were brought there. His interviews and notes from the war were later published in the work "Pogue's War: Diaries of a World War II Combat Historian." His most significant work was the multi-volume, critically acclaimed authorized biography of famed General George C. Marshall. Pogue spent countless hours personally interviewing General Marshall in preparation for this momentous biographical work. Today, it stands as a landmark in both oral and World War II history. In addition to his writing, Pogue also lectured extensively about his experiences at universities across the nation, among which was West Point Military Academy. The Forrest C. Pogue Public History Institute at Murray State University was named so in his honor.  (bio by: Adam Maroney) 
 
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  Christine Brown Pogue (1914 - 2010)*
 
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Burial:
Frances Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Frances
Crittenden County
Kentucky, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Adam Maroney
Record added: Mar 20, 2007
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Dr Forrest C. Pogue, Jr
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Dr Forrest C. Pogue, Jr
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- C💗M💕
 Added: Sep. 20, 2011
My father, Royce L Thompson, and Dr. Pogue were professional and personal family friends. Dr. Pogue's original audiotapes of his oral conversations with Gen. Marshall were once stored in my sister's bedroom in a closet safe while Dr. Pogue was out of the...(Read more)
- Richard K Thompson
 Added: Nov. 23, 2010

- Cathy
 Added: Sep. 17, 2009
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