Forrest served during WW2 in the Army. He was a platoon sgt. and led men in the Battle of the Bulge and marched into Berlin. He was in the same unit that President Truman was in during WWI, so when Truman came over to Europe for the Potsdam conference, Truman picked them as his personal guard. Truman also got them a ride home on the Queen Mary.
Thank you for your service Forrest.