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Technician Fifth Grade Forrest E. Peden, USA (February 3, 1945)

Forrest E. Peden was born on October 3, 1913 in Saint Joseph, Missouri. He was living in Wathena, Kansas and working in automotive service when he was drafted for World War II service in the United States Army on February 3, 1943 at age 29. Peden was trained as an artilleryman and fought in Europe with the 10th Field Artillery Battalion of the 3rd Infantry Division.

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