BROWN, Forest E., 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 two Bronze Stars with clusters, two 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 U.S. 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 was held at Heritage Funeral Chapel, Peoria, Arizona.
Committal service with military honors was held 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.