Bedford Hayne Forrest



Saluda County Club, Agronomy Club, Senior Private Club

Saluda, South Carolina

He was survived by by his mother, Mrs. Mattie S. Forrest; a sister, Miss Jimmie Margaret Forrest; 2 half-brothers, John W. and P. V. Forrest; and a half-sister, Mrs. Lucille Forrest Edwards; all of Saluda. 

Army, Lieutenant Colonel

69th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division

Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart

Sep 27, 1910

Nov 26, 1944

Killed in Action - France

Lorraine AMC, Plot C, Row 21, Grave 51; Memorial marker at Emory UMC Cemetery, Saluda.


Personal Remembrances

Extract from a book: Brest of Bastogne:

"The next "Sunday-punch" was launched a week later in a two-day assault that straightened the line of the corps salient in the Letricourt area.  CC B jumped off in heavy fog at 0615 and swept through Moivron, Jeandelincourt, Arraye-Et-Han and Ajoncourt in a brilliantly executed attack that bewildered the Germans.  Task Force Wall captured Moivron by 0800; Task Force LaGrew surrounded Jeandelincourt by 1100 and took the town several hours later following an action called the "Turkey Shoot;" Task Force under Lt. Col. Bedford H. Forrest, Saluda, S.C., swarmed into Ajoncourt at 1400, after taking control of Arraye-Et-Han.  The 80th and 35th Inf. Divs., on both flanks, occupied these towns on the heels of the swift 6th."

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Decorated Combat Leader – Vignette written by Kelly Durham for The Echo