FORREST L. DUNCAN
Mrs. Margaret E. Hartman and Forrest L Duncan were quietly married by
the Rev. H. L. Michael at the Federated Church last Saturday evening at
7 o'clock. They were attended by her sister, Edna Edwards and
Kenneth Poe of Sycamore. After a short trip they will be at
home at 628 Carlson Street.
[The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Friday, July
29, 1949, Page 6]
Forrest enlisted in the Army at Ft Thomas, Newport, KY on
12 November 1942.
Cpl Duncan was seriously wounded in
action on 3 July 1944 and evacuated to a field hospital.
On 26 October 1944 he was removed from the rolls of the 508th and
transferred to the hospital's Detachment of Patients
Fully recovered, he returned to the company on 24 February 1945.
His military decorations include the Purple Heart and the Bronze Service
Arrowhead device awarded for participation in Normandy assault.
Garden Prairie, Ill. (AP) --- a
man identified by Illinois
state police as Forrest L. Duncan, 40, Belvedere, was killed today when
his auto struck a utility pole on U.S. 20, one and a half miles west of
Garden Prairie in Boone County.
[ Mt. Vernon Daily News, Mt. Vernon, IL, Mon, Feb
15, 1965, Pg 2]
On Route 20
By LINDA SVOBODA
Republican Staff Writer
died in Boone County auto crashes over the weekend.
Both crashes, one of them Monday morning, and the other Saturday
afternoon, had unusual aspects which almost put them in the category of
Killed were Forrest L. Duncan, 40, 309 E. McLean St., and Gerald E.
Foster, 23, De Kalb.
Duncan was killed at 1:30 a.m., Monday, after he attempted to pass a car
one and a half miles west of Garden Prairie.
State Police said the Duncan auto passed a second car driven by Gerald L.
Malm, 20, 1122 Whitney Blvd., as both were westbound on the highway.
Malm applied his brakes, but Duncan cut in too soon and caught the
rear of his car on the front bumper of the Malm auto. The cars,
locked together, left the roadway and Duncan's auto hit a utility pole
Police said Duncan's car continued another 147 feet and turned
The second car traveled 324 feet bur remained upright. Malm escaped
injury. [article continued with second, unrelated crash]
[Belvidere Daily-Register, Belvidere, IL, Mon, Feb 15,
1965, Pg 1]