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Forrest E. Everhart
Sergeant, United States Army
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Born at Bainbridge, Ohio, August 28, 1921, he earned the Medal of Honor in World War II while serving with Company H, 359th Infantry, 90th Infantry Division, near Kerling, France, on November 12, 1944. The Medal was actaully awarded on September 10, 1945.

He died on August 30, 1986 and was buried in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery.


EVERHART, FORREST E.

Rank and organization: Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company H, 359th Infantry, 90th Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Kerling, France, 12 November 1944. Entered service at: Texas City, Texas. Birth: Bainbridge, Ohio. G.O. No.: 77, 10September 1945. 

Citation:

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 one 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.



Forrest E. Everhart, Sr. Gravesite PHOTO
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FE Everhart Gravesite PHOTO October 2008

Dorothy Everhart Gravesite PHOTO October 2008
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FE Everhart Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 27 June 2003