Brown, Forest E.
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88, of Prescott Valley, Arizona departed this life Friday August 9, 2013 in Prescott, Arizona. He was born Wednesday August 27, 1924 in Powhatan Point, Ohio to Roy and Virginia Brown. Forest graduated high school May 28, 1943 and was on a Troop Train to Army Basic Training June 6, 1943. As a enlisted man he served with the 125th AAA Battalion. He survived Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. His unit served under General Patton. He received a Field Commission to 1st Lieutenant under "I" Company 329th Infantry Regiment 83rd Infantry Division. He was awarded 2 Bronze Stars with clusters, 2 Purple Hearts with clusters, the Good Conduct Medal, and numerous other medals and citations. He served in the Occupational Army in Europe until 1948. He was giving the honor of being a Flag Bearer at General Patton's funeral. He was honorably discharged from the US Army in 1956. After leaving the military Forest worked as a Tool and Die Maker. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and many other outdoor recreational activities. He was a loving husband and father; very kind and gentle. He loved life, his family and friends. And would never say no to anyone in need of help. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Ella, Kay, and Gail; brother Bently, and son-in-law Edward. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Dorothy Brown; daughters Karen Brown, Linda (Casey) Robinson, and granddaughter Adrianna Aguirrie. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon with service starting at 12:00 Noon Saturday August 17, 2013 at Heritage Funeral Chapel 6830 W. Thunderbird Road Peoria, Arizona. There will be a committal service with military honors 11:00 AM Monday August 19, 2013 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Please visit www.heritagemortuary.com to sign Forest's online guest book. Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Aug. 15, 2013