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FORCUM / FORKUM MILITARY HISTORY

The FORCUM Roster: 1756 through 2010

Preface: Below is a list of Forcum's who have fought in defence of our nation nation's wars, beginning with the French and Indian Wars and continuing through Operation Enduring Freedom. This list will continue to grow as it has since 1975. The names which are not FORCUM or FORKUM, are those of individuals who are from my mother's side of the family or from my wife's CONTACT THE AUTHOR WITH ANY CHANGES, ADDITIONS, ELABORATIONS, ETC. (Revised Jan 2010)
FRENCH AND INDIAN WARS 1754 - 1763:
JOHN FORCUM, Enlisted in 1756 "in the Company of which John Caten is Capt., Regiment of Militia for Kent County upon the Delaware. Col John Vining' Regiment. Tideberry or Caten Company", from Delaware Archives, French and Indian War Rolls 1754-1763.
RENATUS FORKUM, Enlisted in 1756 "in the Company of which John Caten is Capt., Regiment of Militia for Kent County upon the Delaware. Col John Vining's Regiment. Tideberry or Caten Company", from Delaware Archives, French and Indian War Rolls 1754-1763. Caldwell is Lieutenant and James Caldwell, Ensign - by David Caldwell, Clerk, dated April 15th day 1757", from Delaware Archives, French and Indian War Rolls 1754-1763.
DANIEL BOONE, Army Teamster, Rowan Co. North Carolina Militia assigned to British Major General Edward Braddock commanding two Regiments of Regulars with American Militia commanded by Col George Washington. Present at “Braddock’s Defeat” of Jul 9, 1755 when the column was overwhelmed by a force of French and native Americans near Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh) PA. Enlisted in early 1755; discharged in late summer 1755. In 1775 Daniel Boone blazed the famous Wilderness Trail and led the first settlers into Kentucky and founded Boonesboro. (Brother-in-law of 1st cousin seven times removed to Marilyn Haase Forcum, wife of Jim Forcum)
MOSES RATTLEDGE, (brother of James and Thomas), Appears on..."A true transcript of those who enlisted in the company of which John Caten is Captain and Joseph Caldwell is lieutenant and James Caldwell, Ensign - by David Caldwell, Clerk, dated April 15th day 1757", from Delaware Archives, French and Indian War Rolls 1754-1763.
THOMAS RATTLEDGE, (brother of James and Moses), Appears on..."A true transcript of those who enlisted in the company of which John Caten is Captain and Joseph Caldwell is lieutenant and James Caldwell, Ensign - by David Caldwell, Clerk, dated April 15th day 1757", from Delaware Archives, French and Indian War Rolls 1754-1763.
AMERICAN REVOLUTION:
JOHN FORCUM, Pvt., Continental Army, Enlisted Jan 26, 1776, Capt Nathan Adam's Company, Delaware Regiment of Continental Troops commanded by Col. John Haslet. Also known as the "Delaware Blue Hen Chickens". In barracks at Dover, DE on Apr 12, 1776. The regiment was engaged in numerous Battles during the American Revolution.
NINIAN RILEY, while living in Montgomery Co., MD he provided supplies to the Continental Army during the Revolution. He signed the Oath of Fidelity and Allegiance to the State of Maryland. After the War he migrated to Yadkin Co., NC about 1780. He was the father-in-law of Isaac Windsor, below.
JOHN VAN CLEVE, of Col Morgan's Riflemen; Engaged in Battle of Monmouth (NJ) Jun, 28, 1778. Also served with General Forman in the Battle of Germantown. Killed by Shawnee Indians Jun 1, 1791 in Cincinnati, OH
ISAAC WINDSOR, of Montgomery Co. MD, served in the 3rd Co., Middle Battalion on Sep 4, 1777 and the 2nd Battalion in July of 1780. . He signed the Oath of Fidelity and Allegiance to the State of Maryland in 1778. He brought his small family to Yadkin Co. NC in the spring of 1783. His father-in-law was Ninian Riley.
NORTHWEST TERRITORY INDIAN WARS:
BENJAMIN VAN CLEVE, Independent Quartermaster Corp., U.S.A; Aug 8, 1791 through 27 Dec 1794. Actively engaged in Gen Arthur St. Clair's disastrous defeat on the Wabash River, of Nov 3, 1791, by the Miami Indians under Chief Little Turtle and Shawnee Indians under Chief Blue Jacket. (Of the 920 engaged, 264 were wounded and 632 were killed, plus 200 camp followers were killed). Command Headquarters was at Fort Washington, Cincinnati, OH.
WILLIAM VAN CLEVE, Pvt., U.S.A. (or Ohio Militia), Stationed at Fort Greenville, OH on Jul 28, 1794. Command Headquarters were at Fort Washington, Cincinnati, OH.
WAR OF 1812 and MILITIA:
JOHN FORCUM, Delaware Militia, 4th Company of Infantry detached from the 4th Company, 4th Regiment. l816.
JOHN FORCUM, Delaware Militia, 5th Regiment. 1801.
JOSEPH FORCUM, North Carolina Militia, Rowan County, 3rd Regiment
WILLIAM FORCUM, Delaware Militia, 5th Company of Infantry under Capt Wallace detached from the 5th Regiment, 3rd Company. 1812-1816.
WILLIAM VAN CLEVE, Capt., Co A, Dayton Riflemen Ohio Militia. William raised Co A, also known as "Van Cleve's Co", in response to a call to arms by the Ohio Governor. Was attached to the Northwestern Army, first under the command of Gen Hull and then under Gen W. H. Harrison. On May 26, 1812 was ordered to march to the frontier to the west of the Miami River where he lead continual skirmishes with the Shawnee Indians. By Dec 1, 1813 most companies had returned to Dayton, OH and been discharged.
SEMINOLE INDIAN WARS:
MATHEW FORKUM, Pvt., United States Army (First Seminole War 1817-1819; Second Seminole War 1835-1842; and Third Seminole War 1855-1858)
BLACK HAWK WAR of 1832:
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Capt, U.S.A. Militia, 4th Regiment of Mounted Volunteers, of Gen. Samuel Whiteside's Brigade. Enlisted April 21, 1832. Discharged at Fort Johnson (Ottawa) on May 27, 1832. Lincoln re-enlisted on the same day he mustered out of his old company, and was mustered in on May 29 as a Private in Captain Elijah Ises' Company, Twenty-Day Interim Regiment. On June 16, Lincoln was mustered out again. Lincoln's third enlistment was as a Private in Captain Jacob M. Early's "Spy Company." This unit mustered in approximately June 20, 1832. He was mustered out and discharged on July 10, 1832 near present-day Coldspring, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Mr. Lincoln later became the 16th President of these United States (Third cousin, eight times removed to Marilyn Haase Forcum, wife of Jim Forcum)
CIVIL WAR: CONFEDERATE:
Two Brothers:
THOMAS MARSHALL FORCUM, Pvt., C.S.A., Co A, 33rd Regiment of North Carolina Troops, Enlisted Jun 12, l861 Iredell Co, NC. Twin brother of Jesse Lee Forcum. Died Lynchburg Virginia Army Hospital on Jun 5, l862 (or May 19, 1862) Buried in Lynchburg, VA Confederate Cemetery.
JESSE LEE FORCUM, Pvt., C.S.A., Co A 33rd Regiment of North Carolina Troops, Enlisted Mar 5, l862 Iredell Co, NC. Discharged Mar 28, l862. Twin brother of Thomas Marshall Forcum. Said to have been sent home due to the lack of rifles available to enlistees in the spring of 1862. Family tradition holds that Jesse Lee enlisted thereafter in another regiment, whose records were lost
Four Brothers:
JOHN BURGESS FORCUM, Capt., C.S.A., Co H, 4th Regiment of North Carolina Troops, Brig General W.R. Cox's Brigade. Enlisted May 16 1861 Iredell Co, NC. Wounded in Battle of Gettysburg on Jul 1, l863. Discharged Appomattox Court House Apr 9, l865. Capt Forcum was in every engagement that the Army of Northern Virginia fought during the war. Capt Forcum was in command of the regiment (4th NC) at the time of Lee's surrender. After the war, he moved to Montezuma, IA, with his brother William, (below) and raised a large family. In old age he moved to Chico (City), Butte Co., CA where he passed away 20 Sep 1920.
BAZEL W. FORCUM, Pvt., C.S.A., Co H, 4th Regiment of North Carolina Troops. Enlisted Mar 1, l862 Iredell Co, NC. Died Jun 30 or Jul 16, l862. The Seven Days Battles took place Jun 12 - 1 Jul 1862.
THOMAS E. FORCUM, Pvt., C.S.A., Co H, 4th Regiment of North Carolina Troops. Enlisted Jun 13, 1861, Iredell Co, NC. Captured at Battle of South Mountain, MD Sep 14, l862 and exchanged Nov 10, l862. Died at Richmond Virginia hospital Nov 26, l862.
WILLIAM WRIGHT FORCUM, Pvt., C.S.A., Co H, 4th Regiment of North Carolina Troops. Enlisted Jun 13, l861, Iredell Co, NC. Wounded in Battle of Chancellorsville, VA May 3, l863. Recorded as killed at Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, VA in the Bloody Angle on May 12, l864. But he wasn't killed, and was a Prisoner of War at Camp Douglas. He shows up again as Wright W. Forcum in Co. B, Mallett's Battalion (Camp Guard), in NC. Immediately after the war he moved to Montezuma, IA, where he raised a large family and died in 1902.
ASBERY FORKUM, Pvt., C.S.A., Co. D, 28th Regiment of Tennessee Troops (Consolidated) Captured as Prisoner of War in Jackson Co., TN on May 1, 1863 and transferred to Baltimore, MD where exchanged on May 15, 1863. Confederate Pension application #: S730. Note: Probably the same as the below.
ASBERY FORCUM, Pvt., C.S.A., Co. I, 28th Regiment of Tennessee Infantry
E. F. FORCUM, Pvt., CSA, Co. E, 19th Regiment of Tennessee Infantry
GEORGE B. FORCUM, Pvt., C.S.A., Co. I, 28th Regiment of Tennessee Infantry
JAMES A. FORCUM, Pvt., C.S.A., Co. H, 23rd Regiment of Tennessee Infantry (Martin’s Regiment)
JAMES A. FORCUM, Pvt., C.S.A, Co. H, 18th Regiment of Tennessee Troops. The 18th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Camp Trousdale, Tennessee, in June, 1861, and in July had 883 men present for duty. Its members were raised in the counties of Cannon, Sumner, Davidson, Rutherford, Cheatham, Wilson, and Bedford. The unit moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, then Fort Donelson where it was captured in February 1862 and then exchanged. It participated in the campaigns of the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta and returned to Tennessee with Hood, but it was not engaged at Franklin and Nashville. Later it was involved in the North Carolina Campaign. The regiment lost thirty-one percent of the 430 at Murfreesboro, and forty-one percent of the 330 at Chickamauga and sustained many losses at Atlanta. Later the 18th was consolidated with the 3rd Volunteers into the 23rd Regiment of Tennessee Infantry, and on December 21, 1864, there were 12 men fit for duty. It was included in the surrender on April 26, 1865
JOHN FORKUM, Pvt., C.S.A., Co. I (or Co. A), 28th Regiment of Tennessee Infantry (Could be same person as below) Captured as Prisoner of War in Jackson Co., TN on May 1, 1863 and transferred to Baltimore, MD where exchanged on May 15, 1863.
JOHN FORCUM, Pvt., C.S.A., Co. J., 28th Regiment of Tennessee Infantry
P. A. FORCUM, CPL, Co H, 1st Florida Cavalry, Captured on Nov 25, 1863 at Missionary Ridge. Held in the Prisoner of War Camp in Louisville, KY. Paroled from Rock Island Prison Camp at Moline, Illinois on Dec 31, 1863. Reference: Civil War Prisoner of War Records 1861-1865.
THOMAS F. FORKUM, Pvt., CSA, Co. E, 28th Regiment of Tennessee Infantry (2nd Mountain Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers)
ALFRED G. CRATER, Pvt., C.S.A., Co. K, 5th Calvary, 63rd Regiment of North Carolina State Troops.
ALLEN CRATER, Pvt., C.S.A., Co. I, 33rd Regiment of North Carolina Troops.
JACOB J. CRATER, Pvt., C.S.A., Co. D, A, 33rd Regiment of North Carolina Troops.
LEVI CRATER, Pvt., C.S.A., Co. K, 21st Regiment of North Carolina Infantry.
R. W. CRATER, Pvt. C.S.A., Allen's Co., Regiment of North Carolina Local Defense
S. T. CRATER, Pvt., C.S.A., Co. D, 5th Calvary, 63rd Regiment of North Carolina State Troops
S. P. CRATER, Pvt., C.S.A., Co. B, 1st Calvary, 9th Regiment of North Carolina State Troops.
RUFUS WEISNER CRATER, Pvt., C.S.A., Co D 63rd Regiment of North Carolina Troops (Partisan Rangers). Enlisted Jul 13, l862 at Wells Farm, Iredell Co, NC. Transferred to Co. D, 5th Regiment of North Carolina Cavalry Dec l863. This regiment was under the command of Maj Gen J.E.B. Stuart until his death; and Maj Gen Wade Hampton and Maj Gen Fitzhugh Lee, thereafter.
JACOB H. HALTERMAN, Pvt., C.S.A., Co A, 33rd Regiment of North Carolina Troops, Enlisted Jun 12, l861 Iredell Co, NC. Wounded Feb 13, l865. Discharged at end of war. This Jacob was the brother-in-law to Jesse Lee Forcum.
JOHN ALEXANDER SALMONS, Pvt., C.S.A., Regiment of North Carolina Home Guard.
JOSIAH FRANKLIN SALMONS, Pvt., C.S.A., Regiment of North Carolina Home Guard
WILLIAM P. TRIVETT, Pvt., C.S.A., Co D 65th Regiment of North Carolina Volunteers (Cavalry), Enlisted Jul 8, l863 at Jefferson, NC for the war. Captured in Kentucky.
UNION:
ENOCH J. FORCUM, Pvt., U.S.A., Co. E, 15th Regiment of Illinois Cavalry. Enlisted on Dec 24, 1861 when he resided in Lake Creek, IL. Date of discharge not given. (Source: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men) Wife Rachel L. Forcum filed a widow's pension #466582, 1890.
H. CLAY FORKUM, Pvt., U.S.A., Co. F, 6th Regiment of Delaware Infantry. Mustered out of service at Smyrna, Delaware, August 22, 1863.
HENRY FORKUM, Pvt., U.S.A., Co. A, 5th Regiment of Pennsylvania Infantry. Wife Catharine E. Forkum filed a widow's pension application #498136, Jan 1881.
JOHN E. FORCUM, Pvt., U.S.A., Co. B, 21st Regiment of Illinois Infantry. Enlisted Apr 25, 1861, while a resident of Prairie City, IL. He was mustered out on Jul 15, 1864 (or Jul 5). "His Captain was J.P.H. Stephenson and Col. U.S. Grant commanded the regiment" - (From his obituary.) (Other source: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men) Filed invalid pension application #578809, in 1886. Wife Serilda Forcum filed widow's pension application #1681517, in1910.
JOHN S. FORCUM, Pvt., U.S.A., Co. G, 20th Regiment of Kansas Infantry. Filed invalid pension application #1466071, 1925, in Wyoming.
JOHN FORKUM, Pvt., U.S.A., Co K, 3rd Regiment of Delaware Infantry. Mustered out, June 3, 1865
JOHN WASHINGTON FORCUM, Pvt., U.S.A., Co C, 60th Regiment of Indiana Infantry. Enlisted Feb 24, l864 at Indianapolis, IN. Discharged Jun 3, l865 and died thereafter on Mar 12, l866 in Posey Co, In. Mother Margaret Forcum filed pension application #478164, 1890.
LEVI McKINLEY FORCUM, Pvt., U.S.A., Co G, 41st Regiment of Indiana Volunteers Cavalry. Enlisted Feb 19, 1864 at Terre Haute, IN. (Levi was born in NC in l828) Wounded Cartersville, GA Sep 13, l864. Discharged Feb 28, 1865. Died of those wounds Apr 29, l865 Clay Co, IN. Daughter Joanna McDonald filed minor's pension application #310368, 1883, in Pennsylvania.
PRESTON L. FORCUM, Pvt., U.S.A., Co. E, 52nd Regiment of Iowa Infantry. Wife Mamie E. Forcum filed widow's pension application #1124357, in Montana, 1918.
SCOTT FORCUM, Pvt., U.S.A., Co. I, 54th Illinois Infantry. Enlisted Mar 11, 1964. Home was Pana, Illinois. Mustered out Oct 15, 1865. (Source: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men)
STITER (STITES) FORKUM, Pvt., U.S.A., Co. L, 1st Regiment of Delaware Infantry. Filed invalid pension application #1450752, 18 May 1921.
THOMAS J. FORKUM, Pvt., U.S.A, Co. K, 1st Regiment of Tennessee Mounted Infantry. Unit organized at Nashville and Carthage, Tenn., December, 1863, to November, 1864. Duty at Carthage, Granville and on line of the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad in District of Middle Tennessee till April, 1865. Ordered to Murfreesboro, Tenn., April 18, and duty there till June 26. Ordered to Nashville and mustered out July 22, 1865. Filed invalid pension application #710242, 1889. Wife Ada Forkum filed widow's pension application #1049671, 1915.
WESLEY M. FORCUM, Pvt., U.S.A., Co. B, 7th Regiment of California Infantry. Enlisted Oct 7, 1864 at Marysville, CA. He was mustered out on Apr 26, 1866 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA (Source: Register of CA Men in the War of the Rebellion) Filed invalid pension application #982722, 1891, in Kansas. Wife Nancy A. Forcum filed widow's pension application #690406, 1899, in Kansas.
WILLIAM FORKUM, Pvt., U.S.A., Co. H, 155th Regiment of Pennsylvania Infantry. Enlisted Aug. 22, 1862; received a disability discharge on Feb. 2, 1864. Filed invalid pension application #270800, 1879. Among 130 veterans of the 155th Regiment who attended the reunion held 29-30 Aug 1896 in Clarion, PA.
PAUL BETZ, Pvt., U.S.A., Co F, 4th Regiment of Kentucky Mounted Infantry. Born in Germany in 1820. Drafted Jun 23, 1864 in Covington, KY for a period of 3 years at the age of 44. Participated in the Battles of Atlanta. Absent, due to illness, in Nashville, TN during Nov-Dec, 1864. Mustered out on Aug 17, 1865 at Macon, GA
EZRA CRANNELL, Cpl., U.S.A., Co K, 169th Regiment of New York Infantry in Maj Gen Terry's Command. Enlisted Sep 3, l862 at Troy, NY. Critically wounded in the assault on Fort Fisher, NC Jan 16, l865. Discharged Jun 8, l865
VALENTINE DESCHLER, Pvt., U.S.A., Co H, 181st Ohio Volunteers Infantry. Born in Germany. Enlisted Sep 19, l864 Cincinnati, OH. Discharged Jul 14, l865 Salisbury, NC.
JOSIAH LIGHTLE, Pvt., U.S.A., Co D, 133rd Regiment of Ohio National Guard Infantry. Enlisted May 2, 1864 Hamsburg, OH. Discharged Aug 20, l864.
SPANISH AMERICAN WAR:
JOHN S. FORCUM, Pvt., Co G 20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry. Manila Theater.
CHARLES ALBERT CRANNELL
PEACETIME SERVICE:
HENRY FORKUM, Pvt, USA, Co. A, 5th Infantry Regiment; Enlisted Aug 21, 1869; Born 1846 in Middletown, DE; Occupation: Moulder; : Blue eyes; dark hair; dark complexion; Height: 5’10”; Discharged Aug 25, 1874 at Fort Leavenworth, KS.
PRESTON L. FORCUM, Pvt., USA, Enlisted Dec 18, 1891 in NY, NY; Born Montezuma, IA Occupation: Railroad Fireman; Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion; height: 5’ 7”; Dischared Dec 20, 1896 at Fort Schuyler, NY.
CHARLES FORKUM, Cpl., U.S.M.C. Enlisted 6 Apr 1903. Serving aboard the USS Columbia in Dec 1905.
ANDREW R. FORCUM, Cpl., U.S.MC. Enlisted Mar 16, 1905. Mustered on the USS Philadelphia Nov 1908. Transferred to Marine Barracks Bremerton, WA Nov 14, 1908 on orders of the Major General Commandant of Oct 22, 1908.
WALTER J. FORKUM, Sgt., USA, Enlisted Nov 21, 1905 in Nashville, TN: Born 1883 in Jackson Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer, Blue eyes, Dark Brown hair, fair complexion, Height: 5’9”; Discharged Nov 24, 1908 at Fort McDowell, CA. Born Jul 7, 1883 and died Jul 30, 1958. Interred Aug 1, 1958 at Nashville National Cemetery, South Madison, TN (Section 1, Site 877). Buried there with his wife Minnie D. Forkum
JOHN D. FORCUM, Pvt., U. S. Army, Battery E, 2nd Field Artillery. Enlisted Mar 11, 1908 at Jefferson Barracks MO; born c 1889 in Oblong, Illinois; Occupation: Farmer; blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion; height: 5’ 7”; On Jun 9, 1910 he was a assigned to Camp Gregg, at Pangasinan in the Philippines. Re-enlisted Oct 7, 1911 at Jefferson Barracks MO; born c 1889 in Oblong, Illinois; Occupation: laborer, blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion; Height: 5’ 7”; Discharged: Dec 12, 1912.
MEXICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE 1916-1917:
EVERETT BOUTON CRANNELL, Cpl., U.S.A (see below)
WORLD WAR I:
EVERETT R. FORCUM, Pvt., U. S. Army, b. 11 Jul 1895, d. 28 Dec 1947 Evansville
IKE FORCUM, Cpl., U. S. Army, 21st Indiana Infantry, 16th Division. Died 22 Mar1934 and buried in Maple Hill cemetery in New Harmony, Indiana.
JOSEPH E. FORKUM, Pvt., U. S. Army, Battery F, 342nd FA. Inducted at Kennett, MO on 18 Sep 1917. Age 25. Served overseas from Jun 28, 1918 to May 27, 1919. Residence: Malden, Dunklin Co., MO.
LOY CECIL FORCUM, Cpl., U. S. Army., Motor Truck Co. 414, From of Oblong, Illinois. Enlisted at age 22 on Nov. 15, 1917 at Ft. Thomas, Ky. Promoted to Corporal Aug. 1, 1918. Occupation at time of enlistment - clerk. Blue eyes, black hair, ruddy complexion, 5' 10" in height. Not qualified with marksmanship or gunner. (Family history is that he had a problem with eyesight to his right eye and memorized the eye chart to enlist.) Not qualified in horsemanship. Engagements: Champagne, Marne, defensive. Aisne, Marne, offensive. Physical condition when discharged: good. Character: excellent. Entitled to travel pay to Oblong, Ill. Sailed from U.S. May 26, 1918. Returned to U.S., June 27, 1919. Discharged July 8, 1919, at Camp Grant, Illinois. Serial No. 782873
MELVIN FORKUM, Pvt., U. S. Army. Born about 1896 near Whitleyville, Jackson Co., Tennessee.
VERN FORCUM, U. S. Army, Hometown: Obion Co., TN
CHARLES H. CRANNELL, Pvt., U. S. Army. Medical Department 305 Engineers to 6 Feb 1918; 318 Ambulance Company 305 Sanitary Train to Discharge. Serial No. # 1842180. Home address: 617 Oswald St., Toledo OH. Enlisted Fort Slocum, NY, Aug 11, 1917, at 19 1/2 yrs old. Born Troy NY. Private, Meuse-Argonne. American Expeditionary Forces 25 May 1918 to 31 May 1919. Honorable discharge 3 June 1919.
EVERETT BOUTON CRANNELL, Cpl, U. S. Army, Co A, 1st Battalion Signal Corps, ONG (Co A 112st F Signal Battalion) to discharge. Serial #1539282, National Guard, 105 Jay Street, Toledo OH, enlisted Jul 3, 1916, 18 ˝ yrs. old. Born Troy, NY. Cook till May 22, 1917, then promoted to Private 1st Class Feb 24, 1917, and then to Cpl. May 15, 1918, Meuse-Argonne; Ypres-Lys; Defensive Sector. American Expeditionary Force Jun 22, 1918 - March 25, 1919. Honorable discharge Apr 12, 1919.
HARRY ELLSWORTH HAASE, Gunner's Mate 3rd Class U.S.N, Enlisted New York City. Served aboard the U.S.S. Corsair which patrolled the waters off the European continent. Honorable Discharge. War Service Certificate, US Navy. Active service: 11 Dec 1917-4 Aug 1919 on board the following ships: R. S. at New York; U.S.S. Agamemnon; U.S. Navy Demobilization Station, Pittsburg, PA.
WORLD WAR II:
“The Greatest Generation”
JAMES RALPH FORCUM, SR. Torpedoman's Mate 3rd Class, U.S. Navy. Enlisted Jan 6, 1944 Indianapolis, Indiana and discharged Dec 27, 1945 at Great Lakes Naval Station, Illinois. Shipped to Oahu via the U.S.S. Republic Jun 1-Jul 1, 1944. Served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre.
ALLEN BULETTE. FORKUM, Pvt., U. S. Army. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on March the 11, 1943 in Douglas, Arizona. Serial Number: 39857523. Had finished one year of high school and listed his occupation as student. Single. He did basic at Hammer Field near Fresno, California. He then went to signal school at Camp Pinedale. After signal school, they sent him to Sedalia, Missouri to train in the wooden gliders of the Troop Carrier Command. He was assigned to the 339th Signal Company. After deploying to Guam in early 1945, the 339th was attached to the 20th Bomb Wing. There Pvt. Forkum’s job was as a messenger who carried messages back and forth that were considered too sensitive to broadcast over the radio to the airfield. After the Japanese surrender, he returned to the US on February 27, 1946 and was released from active duty on March 4, 1946 at Camp Stoneman, California, with the rank of Private First Class. Born Jun 4, 1924 in McRae, Arkansas. Single. Buried in Calvary Cemetery, Douglas, AZ His brother served in the Navy during WWI
ANNA LOUISE FORCUM, Private First Cass (PFC), Women's Army Corps. Enlisted Jan 24, 1943, and discharged Mar 09, 1944. Born Dec 29, 1922, and died Jun 6, 2000. Buried at: Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, (SECTION 15 SITE 85), San Antonio, TX.
AUBREY D. FORKUM, SSgt., U. S. Army Air Corps, Enlisted 25 Oct 1942 at Camp Forrest, Tennessee. Serial Number: 14159878. Born 1922 in Sumner Co., Tennessee. Civilian Occupation: Farmer. Single, height 69", 131 lbs. Listed as killed in the line of duty.
BENTON C. FORKUM, Pvt., U. S. Army, Enlisted 13 Nov 1945 at Camp Blanding, Florida. Serial Number: 44123822. Born 1923 in Jackson Co., Tennessee. Born 1923 in Jackson Co., TN. Had completed one year of high school. Civilian Occupation: Acetylene Welder, Single, height 65", 216 lbs.
CASPER FORCUM, Pvt., U. S. Army, Enlisted Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia for duration of War. Serial Number: 34145103. Born 1915 in Jackson Co., Tennessee. Civilian Occupation: textile worker; height 69", weight 141 lbs. Had completed 4 years of high school and was single.
CHARLES D. FORCUM, S/Sgt., B-17 (The Flying Fortress) Tailgunner, U. S. Army Air Corps, 91st Bomb Group (Heavy), 1st Combat Wing, stationed Bassingbourn, England .He flew in plane tail-number 116, named "Hi Ho Silver" and piloted by 1Lt William I. Eblen. In the book, "Mary Ruth Memories of Mobile," Lowell L. Getz writes: On the night of 16 August 1944 the primary target was the Siebel aircraft factories at Halle, Germany, 20 miles northwest of Leipzig. About an hour from the primary target the Bomb Group ran into a hornets nest of antiaircraft fire and German fighters. He writes, "Two Me 109s came in at the No. 3 plane, No. 116, "Hi Ho Silver", in the Second Element, with 1Lt William I. Eblen in the left seat. The first fighter came directly at the tail position from 0600 O'clock level. The tail gunner, S/Sgt Charles D. Forcum, opened fire on the attacking Me 109 at 600 yards, firing about 400 rounds at him as he closed in on "Hi Ho Silver." Smoke began streaming from the cockpit and the prop stopped dead when the fighter was about 75 yards from the tail of "Hi Ho Silver." The cowling ripped off and the fighter immediately dropped under the bomber and went into a straight-down dive. Thirty seconds later another Me 109 ..." was attacking. - by the end of the mission six of thirty-six aircraft sent over Germany were lost and one was left as salvage on the airbase at Boreham. Three of the four new crews that were on the mission were lost. Thirty-one crewmen were killed. Twenty-five became prisoners of war. All losses were from the 324th Squadron. (See: http://www.maryruth.org/index.html)
DON FORCUM, Lt. (jg), U. S. Navy; Senior Officer, Acting as Officer-In-Charge of the Maui Underwater Demolition Training Base, Hawaii.
DONALD LEE FORKUM, SR., Sgt., U. S. Army Air Corps, 4196th Army Air Force Base Unit, Victorville, CA. Enlisted 2 June 1944 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi for duration of War. Serial Number: 34950565. Hometown was Nashville, TN. Married, height 88", weight 199 lbs. Occupation: railroad brakemen. Had completed grammar school. Discharged 30 May 1946. Military Policeman. Born December 18, 1920 in TN and died February 14, 1997, buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, TN. Awards - World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, and Good Conduct Medal.
DUELL "RAY" FORKUM, Pvt., U.S. Army. 2nd Division, 23rd Infantry, CO A. Enlisted Jan 12 1943 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia for duration of War. Serial Number: 34506826. Held by Germans as POW for 328 days in Germany, from Jun 12, 1944 to May 7, 1945 in Stalag 13B Weiden Bavaria. Discharged from service Nov 30, 1945. Born Jun 4, 1923 in Macon Co., TN. Single. Weight 167 lbs, height 71”. Had completed grammar school. Civilian occupation was farm hand. Born in 1923 in TN and died Apr 27, 2005 and buried in Mount Peace Cemetery, Hartville, OH.
ELDON S. FORCUM, Pvt., U.S. Army, Enlisted 13 Nov 1942 in Columbus OH. Serial Number: 35614062. Born 1915 in Ross Co., OH. Married, height 70", weight 156 lbs. Civilian Occupation: Auto Mechanic.
EUGENE R. FORKUM, Pvt., U.S. Army, Enlisted 22 Mar 1944 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Serial Number: 34984152. Born 1917 in Davidson Co., TN. Civilian Occupation: Receiving and shipping clerk. Had completed four years of high school and was married.
FLOYD D. FORKUM, Pvt., U.S. Army. Enlisted 24 Feb 1945 at Cleveland, OH for duration of War. Serial Number: 35858887. Born in 1926 in TN and was then living in Stark Co., OH. Had completed one year of high school and was single. Occupation: semiskilled machine shop worker.
FOREST BERNARD. FORCUM, Pvt., U.S. Army, Enlisted 27 Feb 1943 in San Francisco and discharged Aug 9, 1945. Serial Number: 39040949. Born Sep 4, 1912 in Illinois. Married, height 55" weight 114 lbs. Civilian Occupation: Mechanical Draftsman. He had completed two years of high school. Died Oct 27, 1953 and buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery (Section U, Site 1948), San Bruno, CA on Oct 30, 1953.
FORREST HALL FORCUM, LTC., U.S. Army. Born Sep 6, 1908 and died Apr 21, 1969. Exact service record unknown. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA (Section 34, Site 849).
FREDERICK J. FORCUM, Pvt., U.S. Army, Enlisted 8 Oct 1941 at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, IN. Serial Number: 35168898. Born 1918 in Vanderburg Co., Indiana. Single. Civilian Occupation: Stock Record Clerk. Single, Height 69", weight 126 lbs.
GARLAND FORKUM, Cpl., U.S. Army. Enlisted Dec 6, 1945 at Camp Butner Durham, NC for duration of War. Serial Number: 34714058. Born Feb 27, 1924 in Jackson Co., TN. Occupation was electrical machinery manufacture worker and is listed as divorced, with dependents. Died Apr 4, 2005 and buried in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Nashville, TN (Section Gg, Row 17, Site 20).
GEORGE FORCUM, Cpl., U.S. Army National Guard, Enlisted 5 Mar 1941 at Paris, IL. Serial Number: 20606558. Born 1918 in Michigan. Single, height 68", weight 121 lbs. Had completed two years of high school.
GEORGE W. FORCUM, U.S. Army., 32nd (Red Arrow) Division. Fought in New Guinea and the Philippines. Born in Ross Co., OH on Feb 22, 1921.
GEORGE W. FORKUM, Pvt., U.S. Army, Enlisted 5 Nov 1942 Richmond, Virginia for duration of War. Serial Number: 33229680. Born 1921 in Delaware. Living in Accomack Co., Virginia at time of enlistment. Civilian Occupation: Farmer and Automobile Serviceman. Single, height 69", weight 158 lbs. Had completed grammar school.
GID C. FORKUM, Pvt., U.S. Army, Enlisted 3 Dec 1914 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia for duration of War. Serial Number: 34149738. Born in Tennessee in 1915. Living in Puerto Rico at time of enlistment. Civilian Occupation: Farm worker. Single, height 68", weight 136 lbs. Had completed grammar school.
HAROLD J. FORCUM, Pvt., U.S. Army, Enlisted 24 Jul 1944 in Oklahoma City, OK. Born 1921 in Creek Co., Oklahoma. Married. Had completed 4 years of High School. Enlisted for duration of the War.
HAROLD J. FORKUM, Pvt., U.S. Army, Enlisted 7 Aug 1942 in Little Rock, Arkansas for duration of War. Serial Number: 38211400. Born 1920 in Greene Co., Arkansas. Single, height 70" weight 138". Had completed grammar school. Civilian occupation was farm worker and was single, with dependents.
HAROLD J. FORKUM, Pvt., U.S. Army. Enlisted July 24, 1944 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Serial Number: 38570520. Born 1921 in Oklahoma, his residence is listed as Creek Co., Oklahoma. He had completed four years of high school. Listed as married.
H. L. FORKUM, Sgt., U.S. Army, Enlisted 21 Nov 1945 at Fort Knox, Kentucky for duration of War. Serial Number: 06356293. Born 1908 Smith Co., Tennessee, which was also his residence. Enlistment was for the Hawaiian Department. Single.
HENRY D. FORKUM, Pvt., U.S. Army, Enlisted 20 Jan 1943 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia for duration of War. Serial Number: 34506837. Born 1924 in Macon Co., Tennessee where he resided in 1943. Civilian Occupation: Farmer. Married, height 74", weight 176 lbs. Had completed grammar school.
JACK FORREST FORCUM, Seaman (GM2), U. S. Navy, Drafted into the Navy on Jun 2, 1943 and after Boot Camp Training he was sent to the South Pacific. Was born at Jennings, OK, Aug 23, 1923. Died 6 Jun 2005 and buried in Highland Cemetery, Okemah, OK.
JACK NEWELL FORCUM, Machinists Mate 2nd Class, U. S. Navy. Served on the U.S.S. Purdy, a DD 734 class destroyer, from 1944-1946. The Purdy supported the invasion of Okinawa in 1945. On 12 April 1945 the Purdy and one other destroyer were attacked by 30 Japanese planes, most of which were Kamikaze. The Purdy was credited with positive destruction of 3 additional planes, criss-crossing friendly fighter and splashing suiciders in the melee of violent action. The lone surviving suicider made a run on Purdy under fire of friendly fighters and all available weapons on Purdy and was finally knocked down 25 yards from the ship; unfortunately its momentum caused it to ricochet into the starboard side. The bomb broke loose, pierced the side of the ship, and exploded internally causing serious damage to vital instruments and destruction of several compartments. A total of 1 Officer and 14 Enlisted men were killed and an additional 25 Enlisted personnel were injured. After the damage was received, causalities to essential equipment were restored sufficiently to permit Purdy to proceed under her own power to Kerama Retto for repairs. During the action off Okinawa, the Purdy acquitted herself gallantly. For her splendid performance she was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation.
JAMES BYNUM FORCUM, JR, Pvt., U. S. Army, 90th Division 357th Regiment. Served: Oct 1943 - 1945. Serial Number: 33447306. Born June 6, 1918 in City Point, VA. Enlisted Oct 23, 1942 at Fort Myer, Virginia for duration of War. Had attended 3 years of college. Civilian occupation was motorcyclist. Single. Weight 150 lbs., height 72”. Trained at Camp Barkeley, Abilene, TX. Landed on June 8, 1944 at Utah Beach. Fought in the "Battle for the Hedgerows." Wounded twice on July 10 near St. Lo, France, for which he received the Purple Heart. Recuperated in Oxford, England before shipping back to the US. Discharged from Camp Atterbury, IN after Japanese Surrender.
JAMES CHARLES FORCUM, Cpl., U. S. Army Air Corps. Enlisted Oct 30, 1942 at Sacramento, CA for duration of War. Serial Number: 19142129. Single. Civilian occupation was farmer. Single. Born 16 Jun 1923 in Yolo Co., CA. Weight was 139 lbs; height was 71”. Served in China from 1942 to 1945. From Ivanhoe, California. Died Sept 19, 2003 and buried Eternal Valley Memorial Park, Newhall, CA. Brother to Quinton F. Forcum.
JOHN D. FORKUM, (aka John Dehner, the actor) Pvt., U. S. Army, Enlisted 5 Mar 1941 in Los Angeles, California for duration of War. Serial Number: 39228794. Born 1915 in New York. Living in Angeles, California at time of enlistment. Civilian Occupation: Aerial Phototopographer. Had completed 2 years of college. Married, height 74", weight 150 lbs.
JOHN O. FORKUM, Cpl., U. S. Army, Enlisted 7 Feb 1946 at Morrison Field West Palm Beach, Florida. Serial Number: 34913445. Born 1920 Davidson Co., Tennessee. Had completed 2 years of High School. Civilian Occupation: Teacher. Married.
JOHN O. FORKUM, Served in (U. S. Army Air Corps) USAF from 1944, until his 1996 retirement. From Inglewood, Tennessee. Died Sep 1969. Father of Sgt GARRY M. FORKUM, who was KIA in Vietnam.
KENNETH G. FORCUM, Pvt, U. S. Army. Enlisted Sep 5, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois. Born 1929 in Illinois. Residence: Peoria, Illinois. Serial Number: 16221197. Had completed one year of high school. Was a metal worker as a civilian. Single.
LEONARD ARTHUR FORCUM (listed on the WW II Memorial web site)
LEONARD FRANK FORCUM, Chief Machinist Mate (CMM), U. S. Navy. Service dates: Unknown - 10/14/1944. Born Nov 11, 1906, KIA Oct 14, 1944. He died during a torpedo attack aboard the USS Houston. Buried in: Golden Gate National Cemetery (Section D, Site 288), San Bruno, CA. From Eugene, OR
LEROY FORCUM, M/Sgt., U. S. Army Air Corps. Enlisted 29 Jan 1941 at Chanute Field, IL. Single. Weight 134 lbs., height 67”. Serial Number: 06911199. Had completed 4 years of High School. Service dates: Feb 6, 1941 - Feb 25, 1959. Born Mar 15, 1914 in Macon Co., IL. Died Jul 15, 1995 at San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas. Buried at: Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX (Section 15, Site 85).
LEWIS A. FORKUM, Pvt., U. S. Army, Enlisted Aug 6, 1942 in Phoenix, Arizona for duration of War. Serial Number: 39848680. Born 1905 in Illinois. Living in Puerto Rico at time of enlistment. Civilian Occupation: mail carrier. Married, height 72", weight 177 lbs. Had completed four years of high school.
MARY EVELYN FORCUM, Pvt., U. S. Army. Died Dec 4, 1947. Buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery, at Section E Site 472.
NED THOMAS FORCUM, U. S. Merchant Marine.
OTTO D. FORCUM, Pvt., U. S. Army. Enlisted Oct 4, 1946 at Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base Salina, Kansas. Serial Number: 17210878. Born in 1928 in Kansas. Had completed 4 years of high school. Single. Civilian occupation was metal worker.
RAYMOND ESTIL FORKUM, Pvt., U. S. Army. Enlisted Sep 18, 1942 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia for duration of War. Serial Number: 34371792. Civilian Occupation: Truck Driver. Single, height 66", weight 132 lbs. Had completed grammar school. Discharged Jul 28, 1943. Born Sep 9, 1904 in TN; died Oct 25, 1963. Buried at: Nashville National Cemetery (Section KK, Site 1370), South Madison, TN (Section K, site 1370).
RAY M. FORCUM, M SN, U. S. Navy. Died Apr 5, 1955 and buried in National Memorial Cemetery of The Pacific, Honolulu, HI (Section R, Site 124).
TED FRANCIS FORCUM, 1stLt., U. S. Army. Enlisted Mar 5, 1941 in Paris, Edgar Co., Illinois. Serial Number: 20606548. Born 1917 in Michigan; living in Edgar Co., Illinois and single in 1941, height 66", weight 131 lbs. He was leading a patrol in Italy when he was killed in action in 1944. Hometown: Mt. Morris, Edgar Co. IL.
THOMAS D. FORCUM, Pvt., U. S. Army, Enlisted May 28, 1943 in Los Angles, California. Serial Number: 39574779. Born 1907 in Indiana, his residence was Los Angeles. Civilian occupation: construction. Married.
VIRGIL T. FORCUM, Pvt., U. S. Army, Enlisted Nov 12, 1942 at Phoenix, Arizona for duration of War. Serial Number: 39852454. Born 1916 in Texas. Living in Maricopa Co., Arizona at time of enlistment. Single, height 70", weight 133 lbs. Civilian occupation was automobile serviceman. Had completed grammar school.
WALTER E. FORCUM, Pvt., U. S. Army, Enlisted Oct 5, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois for duration of War. Serial Number: 36381947. Born 1906 in Illinois. Living in St Louis, Missouri in 1942. Married. Height 66", weight 128 lbs. Had completed one year of high school.
WAYNE E. FORCUM, Pvt., U. S. Army Air Corps, Enlisted May 13, 1941 at Muskogee Army Air Field, Oklahoma for duration of War. Serial Number: 18051058. Born 1918 in Missouri. Living in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1941. Single, height 69", weight 135 lbs. Had completed four years of high school.
WILBUR M. FORCUM, Pvt., U. S. Army, Enlisted Apr 13, 1943 in San Francisco, California for duration of War. Serial Number: 39130874. Born 1910 in Illinois. Living in San Mateo Co., California in 1943. Married. Residence was San Mateo, California. He had completed three years of high school. Occupation was sales clerk.
WILLIAM FORCUM, Pvt., U. S. Army Air Corps, Enlisted Jan 3, 1946 in Chicago, IL for duration of War. Serial Number: 16202908. Born in 1928 in Macon Co., IL. Enlisted for the Hawaiian Department. Had completed three years of high school, and was single.
WILLIAM E. FORKUM, Pvt., U. S. Army, Enlisted Aug 7, 1941 at Fort Jackson Columbia, South Carolina. Serial Number: 34095744. Residence listed as Philippine Islands at time of enlistment. Born 1914 in Tennessee. Civilian Occupation: Construction. Married, height 69", weight 150 lbs. Had completed grammar school.
WILLIAM J. FORCUM, JR., Pvt., U. S. Army. Enlisted Feb 15, 1945 at Fort Bragg, NC for duration of the War. His residence was Forsyth Co., NC. Serial Number: 44061478. Born 1926 in Forsyth Co., NC. Had completed 4 years of High School and was single. Occupation was sales clerk.
WILLIAM RICHARD FORCUM, of Belen, New Mexico
CHARLES H. CRANNELL, Pvt, U. S. Army. Enlisted Nov 19, 1942 at Albany, NY for the duration of the war. Living in Onondaga, NY at enlistment. Born 1898. Had 1 year of college. Was single, without dependents. Shown as a Warrant Officer, USA. Height: 63”; weight 157 lbs
HARRY JOSEPH HAASE, S/Sgt., 73rd Bomb Wing, 497th Bomb Group, 870th Squadron of the 20th U. S. Army Air Corp. Enlisted Jan 2, 1943 Indianapolis, Indiana and discharged Nov 3, 1945 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. B-29 Tailgunner in B-29 tail code A30, Serial No. 42-93858, named the "Star Duster." The crew called themselves the "Gay Caballeros." Served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre on Saipan.
NELSON REECE DESCHLER, T/5, Battery C, 834th Anti Aircraft Artillery AW BN, U. S. Army. Enlisted Jul 24, 1943 Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana and discharged Mar 14, 1945 Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Anti-aircraft machine gun crewman. Served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre; Ryukyus campaign.
FOREST JAY LIGHTLE JR., AMM 1st Class, U. S. Navy. Enlisted Jun 28,1943 and discharged 18 May 1946. Known to have served at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center and the Pensacola Naval Airbase, where he helped to train pilots. Co-authored a manual on aircraft engine performance. Also was a member of the Naval Choir in Ill.
KOREAN WAR:
FRED J. FORCUM, b.1918 d. Aug 17, 1978, Evansville, Indiana
GLENN N. FORCUM, U. S. Army ? b. Jun 08, 1930, d. Jul 17, 1994, Evansville, Indiana
GERALD D. FORCUM, SSgt., U. S. Army, At age 21, Gerald was drafted into the U.S Army and served in the Korean War. He was a Combat Medic and was awarded the Combat Medic's Badge. He also received the Korean Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal. He was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division. He was a Staff Sergeant when he was discharged in March 1953. b. Jul 22, 1930 and d. Apr 26, 2006 in Evansville, Indiana. Brother of Lincoln C. Forcum, below.
KENNETH E. FORCUM, U. S. Army, Born Apr 7,1929, died Oct 10, 2004 and buried at Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort, OH.
JEAN WESLEY FORCUM, Cpl., U. S. Army, Light Weapons Infantryman, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division; From Nevada Co., California. Served Apr 11, 1951 - Jan 10, 1953. Seriously wounded in action by a missile on Oct 14, 1951 while in North Korea. Returned to duty (Far East Command) thereafter. Born Sep 4, 1927; died Jun 7, 1966. Buried: Golden Gate National Cemetery (Section L, site 5084), San Bruno, CA.
LINCOLN CARL FORCUM, b. Feb 18, 1933, d. August 31, 1992, Evansville, Indiana
RAY M. FORCUM, M SN, U. S. Navy. Served Jul 26, 1951 - Nov 26, 1954. Born Feb 5, 1934; died Aug 18, 1983 and buried at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Honolulu, HI (Section R, Site 124).
RAYMOND FORKUM, PFC., U. S. Army. Born Aug 4, 1928. Died Feb 27, 2002. Buried Bob Draper Memorial Cemetery, Gainesboro TN.
ROBERT FORCUM, SSgt. USMC. Served in both Korea and Vietnam. Grandson of the John S. Forcum who was in the Spanish American War. Other grandsons of John S. Forcum who served in Vietnam are: Gerald Pakulak RM3, USN and TSgt, USAF; Dennnis Pakulak A!C, USAF; and Keith Pakulak A!C, USAF.
SHERMAN JOSEPH LIGHTLE, Sgt., USMC, Served in USMC Reserves Jan 19 1948 –Mar 27, 1950. Enlisted in USMC Mar 28, 1950, El Toro CA. Participated in the assault and occupation of Inchon, Korea Sep 15-16, 1950. Was engaged in the capture and securing of Seoul from Sep 17 – Oct 7, 1950. Participated in the Wonsan-Hungnam-Chosin Campaign, North Korea, from Oct 26, to Dec 14, 1950. Listed as participant in operations against enemy forces in south and central Korea from Dec 17, 1950 to Jul 12, 1951. Discharged from active duty on Mar 27, 1954, and reenlisted in USMC Reserves Mar 28, 1954 – Mar 27, 1957.
THE COLD WAR:
JOHN H. FORCUM, Cpl., U.S.MC. Born Apr 3, 1942. Died Jan 30, 2001. Buried Earthman Resthaven Cemetery, Houston TX.
MELVIN EUGENE FORCUM, in 1961, USAF, Germany b. 17 Dec 1925, d. 31 May 2000, Evansville, Indiana
MIKE FORCUM in 1976, U. S. Army Georgia
VIETNAM WAR:
GARRY MICHAEL FORKUM, Sgt., (E-5) U. S. Army, Company D, 4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173 Airborne Brigade. Serial no. 12966307. Born Aug 23, 1949 in Inglewood, Tennessee. Began tour in Vietnam as of 1 Mar 1968. Killed in action by sniper fire while performing defensive action in the central highlands of Binh Dinh, Province on 22 Dec 1968, for which he earned the Bronze Star. He had been living in Frederick, MD prior to his enlistment. From Inglewood, Tennessee
JAMES FORCUM, STG2, U. S. Navy 1964-1968, assigned to the destroyer USS PURDY
JOHN H. FORCUM, Cpl., U.S.M.C. Born 03 Apr 1942; died. 30 Jan 2001 and buried Earthman Resthaven Cemetery, Houston, TX.
KEVIN PAUL FORCUM, S.P., 4 U. S. Army., Rated as a Helicopter Repairer for the 1st Aviation Brigade, C Troop, 16th Cavalry; Started tour of duty 1 Dec 69. On 2 Jun 1971, while serving as Crew Chief on a H model Huey helicopter (Call sign was "Dark Horse") being flown in Chuong Thien Province (IV Corps) by Capt Tony Flower, he was mortally wounded by small arms fire and died that day. Feb 19, 1950-2 Jun 1971. From Everett, Washington. Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod), (On Vietnam monument panel 3W, line 63)
LARRY FORCUM, Sgt., USAF, 616th MASS Tan Son Nhut, Saigon, July 67-July 68 (two tours). Retired from Air Force.
LEON C. FORCUM, Civilian employee of the USAF. d. Jul 27, 1965. "Five men from Sacramento area were in a floating restaurant, My Cahn, in Saigon when it was bombed by the Viet Cong, the Air Force said yesterday. One of them was killed, three were reported missing and one was injured. All were civilian employees of the Air Force who repaired damaged aircraft." "31 persons were killed and 49 injured." San Francisco Chronicle
RONALD LEE FORCUM, Spec 5th Class, U. S. Army. Serial No. 17611545. Born 1942 in Illinois. Non-hostile death on Jul 31, 1968 in Burnet, TX. Married.
STEVEN L. FORCUM, Spec 4th Class, U. S. Army, 173rd Airborne. 1969-1971 (two tours). Discharged 1971.
STEVE FORCUM, Master Sgt., USAF, from Ross Co., OH. He was a bomb loader with the US Air Force from Sep 1970 to August 1974. He was stationed in northern Thailand and Guam.
TIMOTHY W. FORCUM, Pvt., U. S. Army. Co B. 25th Transportation Batallion,. The 25th arrived in Vietnam on Mar 30, 1966 and was based at Cu Chi. The battalion supported the 25th Infantry Division through all twelve Vietnam campaigns.
TOMMY L. FORCUM, SK3., U. S. Navy, Jan 1956-Dec 1959; T/Sgt, U. S. Air Force May 1961- Jun 1968.
OPERATION DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM:
CHRISTOPHER LOY FORCUM, TSgt., USAF, , 4th Fighter Wing, 336th Aircraft Maintence Unit Seymour-Johnson AFB, Air Combat Command. Deployed to Thumrait, Oman and Al Khari, Saudia Arabia August 1990-April1991 Dedicated crew chief on the F-15 Eagles
LYLE E. FORCUM, Lt., USMC, Adjutant for First Tank Battalion. Enlisted in the Corps May 1987 and commissioned a 2nd Lt on Apr 14, 1989. Deployed in Sep 1990 to South West Asia in support of in support of Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Was awarded Combat Action Ribbon thereafter. [Note: Career Marine, see Operation Iraqi Freedom.]
ROGER FORCUM, Pvt., U. S. Army, from Oregon
STEVEN TERRELL FORKUM, SRA, USAF. Born Oct 24, 1969. Died Jul 23, 2004 and buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Walcott, AR.
OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM:
CHRISTOPHER LOY FORCUM, CMSgt., USAF
CHRISTOPHER R. FORCUM, Lance Cpl, USMC. Born Jul 27, 1985. Died Nov 8, 2005. Buried Springfield Memorial Gardens, Springfield, OR.
CRAIG FORCUM, Maj., USAF. 376th Expeditionary Medical Group. From Johnston City, IL. Deployed to Iraq from Royal Air Force Base, Lakenheath, England in 2002. [Note: Career USAF Officer]
LYLE E. FORCUM, Lt. Col., USMC, A/CS, G-1 for the Marine Logistics Group (MLG). Enlisted May 1987, promoted to 2nd Lt Apr 14, 1989. Promoted to Maj about Sep 1999. Was deployed to Iraq about Jul 2004 – Mar 2005. Promoted to Lt. Col. on Oct 1, 2004. As of Jan 07, his personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star in lieu of two awards, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars in lieu of three awards, Navy Achievement Medal, and the previously mentioned Combat Action Ribbon. [Note: Career Marine, see Operation Desert Storm.]
STEPHEN FORCUM, Cpl., USMC, Nephew of Gerald David Forcum, above, both of Evansville, Indiana.

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