Kenyon Lee Forrest

Ken Forrest died 22 Sep 06. Born on 10 Dec 31 to the late Leland and Mabel Forrest in New London, WI, he enjoyed a childhood of paper routes, rabbit “ranching”, and fishing. Kenyon graduated from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he was also a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. After passing his state boards in 1955, he entered military service with the Medical Service Corps at Fort Sam Houston. In April 1955, he married his college sweetheart and fellow Badger, Joan Shackelford. During his 20+ year career with the Army, Ken served as a DUSTOFF Medevac helicopter pilot and administrator, including one tour in Korea, two tours in Vietnam, two tours in Germany, and numerous stateside posts. Upon retiring in 1975, he took up his training as a pharmacist. His last position was with HEB where he enjoyed seventeen years of helping the community.


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