Saturday, March 9, 2013
THE APPLE DON’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE II…
Nathan Bedford Forrest, III
Nathan Forrest graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1928. Brigadier General Forrest was the first American General Officer killed in combat against the Nazis during World War II.
Listed initially as missing in action, his body was later recovered. General Forrest was a 1928 graduate of West Point. He was the son of Memphians Nathan Bedford Forrest II and Mattie Patton Forrest, and great-grandson of Confederate Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest. In 1949 his body was returned from Germany and reburied in Arlington National Cemetery.
Now the city of Memphis is ashamed of its rich heritage and wants to disinter the body’s of his Grandfather and Grand mother from Forrest park (renamed Health Science park).