Forrest B. Royal
Forrest Beton Royal
Rear Admiral Forrest B. Royal on the bridge of his flagship USS Rocky Mount, January 1945.
|Born||February 10, 1893|
New York City, New York
|Died||June 18, 1945 (aged 52)|
Vicinity of Borneo
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1915–45|
|Commands held||Amphibious Group Six|
|Battles/wars||Philippines Campaign (1944–45)|
|Awards||Distinguished Service Medal (2)|
He was a member of the United States Naval Academy class of 1915. Service in increasingly important posts afloat and ashore prepared him for his role as commander of Amphibious Group 6 in the assaults on Leyte, Luzon, Mindanao, and Borneo during the Pacific War in 1944 and 1945. His planning and execution of these important assignments was recognized with the Distinguished Service Medal, and the posthumous (he had died of a heart attack on board his flagship USS Rocky Mount) award of a Gold Star in lieu of a second Distinguished Service Medal.
- (1946). "Launch 44th Destroyer." New York Times. January 18.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
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