Armentrout, Forrest W., PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1945, 745, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Private First Class


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Belington
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jan 04, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Belgium
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Belgian Fourragere Infantry Shoulder Cord Netherlands Orange Lanyard 101st Airbone Division




 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1945, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Basic Parachutist (2 Combat Jumps)

 
 Unit Assignments
502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)101st Airborne Division
  1943-1945, 745, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)
  1943-1945, 745, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of the Bulge
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Private First Class Forrest W. Armentrout son of Mrs. Ethel Armentrout of Belington, formerly of Whitmer, W. VA., was killed in Action. Mrs. Armentrout was informed by telegram and letter from the War Department on January 23.

P.F.C. Armentrout was accepted for military duty June 5, 1942. He received his basic training at FT. Bragg, N.C. and was assigned to a Quartermaster Battalion at Camp Edwards and FT. Devans, Mass. Later he joined up with an Airborne Division, completed his training and received his wings at FT. Benning, GA.

He sailed for oversea duty Sept. 4, 1943.

He was awarded the Purple Heart medal while recovering in an American Hospital in England from wounds he recevied in action, while participating in a major assault against the enemy in Holland. He was then returned to his 101st Airborne Division in France, and later transfered to Belguim where the twenty-five year old Paratrooper met his death on Jan. 4th, 1945.

He was born at Whitmer, June 21, 1919. He is survived by his parents, and three brothers. One brother SGT. Elwood Armentrout is reported to be in Luxemburg. Forrest graduated from Harman High School in 1939.

Prior to his entry into military service, he was employed by the C.C.C. as assistant Educational Supervisor at Camp Tygart. 
   
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