Howard County

Forrest Strike




No. 6 of a Series

Forrest Strike, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Strike of Belgrade, Minnesota, entered the U.S. Army under the selective service act on May 4, 1941. He received training at Camp Claiborne, La., where he was a member of the Mortar Gun division, Co. H., 133rd Infantry.

The first part of January, 1942, he was sent to Fort Dix, N.J. He is now with the Expeditionary Forces in Ireland.

Forrest was born on a farm near Spencer, Iowa, on March 4, 1917. In the spring of 1919, he came with his parents to Howard County. With the exception of eight years spent at Belgrade, Minn., this has since been his home. Previous to entering the Army, he was employed by his brother on a farm west of Lime Springs.

His present address is: Co. H, 133rd Inf. 2nd Bn. APO B13, c/0 Postmaster, New York City, N.Y.

Source: Lime Springs Herald, May 28, 1942 (photo included)