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Naval officer

Forrest Royal, American naval officer. Decorated Cruzeiro do Sul, Medal of Services of War (Brazil); Distinguished Service Medal (star in lieu of second medal presented posthumously); Order Commander of British Empire. member United States Naval Mission to Brazil, 1939-1941; Member American Society Naval Engineers, Naval Institute, Military Order World War, Newcomen Society.

Background

Royal, Forrest was born on February 10, 1893 in New York, New York, United States. Son of Forrest Betton and Mary Cornelia (Holmes) Royal.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1915. Post graduate work in ordnance, Post Graduate School, Annapolis, Maryland., 1921-1922. S.M. Entertainment, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1924.

Graduate senior class, Naval War College, 1939.

Career

James Wood Burch, United States Navy Reserve), Katharine Knight. Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1915, promoted through grades to rear admiral, 1944. Member United States Naval Mission to Brazil, 1939-1941.

Commanding officer United States Ship Milwaukee, 1941-1942. United States secretary Combined Chiefs of Staff, 1942-1944. Commander Amphibious Group Six since June 1944.

Commanded attack group in amphibious assault on Leyte, P.I., October 1944, on Lingayen, Luzon, P.I., January 1945, Mindanao invasion, March 1945. Also Bruni Bay and Borneo.

Achievements

  • 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.

Membership

Member United States Naval Mission to Brazil, 1939-1941. Member American Society Naval Engineers, Naval Institute, Military Order World War, Newcomen Society. Clubs: Union League (New York).

Connections

Married Katharine Knight, December 28, 1922. Children: Elizabeth Harwood (wife of Lieutenant.

father:
Forrest Betton Royal

mother:
Mary Cornelia (Holmes) Royal

spouse:
Katharine Knight

child:
Elizabeth Harwood (wife of Lt Royal