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 Forrest E. Everhart

Forrest E. Everhart

Birth
Bainbridge, Ross County, Ohio, USA
Death 30 Aug 1986 (aged 64)
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60, Grave 7516, Map Grid GG 21
Memorial ID 23205 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during World War II in the United States Army as a Technical Sergeant in Company H, 359th Infantry, 90th Infantry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Kerling, France on November 12, 1944. His citation reads “He commanded a platoon that bore the brunt of a desperate enemy counterattack near Korling, France, before dawn on 12 November 1944. When German tanks and self-propelled guns penetrated his left flank and overwhelming infantry forces threatened to overrun the 1 remaining machinegun in that section, he ran 400 yards through woods churned by artillery and mortar concentrations to strengthen the defense. With the 1 remaining gunner, he directed furious fire into the advancing hordes until they swarmed close to the position. He left the gun, boldly charged the attackers and, after a 15-minute exchange of hand grenades, forced them to withdraw leaving 30 dead behind. He re-crossed the fire-swept terrain to his then threatened right flank, exhorted his men and directed murderous fire from the single machinegun at that position. There, in the light of bursting mortar shells, he again closed with the enemy in a hand grenade duel and, after a fierce 30-minute battle, forced the Germans to withdraw leaving another 20 dead. The gallantry and intrepidity of T/Sgt. Everhart in rallying his men and refusing to fall back in the face of terrible odds were highly instrumental in repelling the fanatical enemy counterattack directed at the American bridgehead across the Moselle River”. His Medal was issued on September 10, 1945.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Forrest E. Everhart (28 Aug 1922–30 Aug 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23205, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .