Company C 22nd Infantry
Forest Mitchel was born in Shenandoah, Richland County, Ohio in 1878.
He enlisted for a period of 3
years as a Private in Company C of the 22nd Infantry on September
at Cleveland, Ohio. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 8 ½ inches tall, had dark brown hair,
brown eyes and a ruddy complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Laborer.
Private Forest Mitchel died
while serving with the 22nd Infantry in the Philippines,
on December 4, 1900.
In the Returns of the 22nd
Infantry for the month of December 1900
his cause of death was listed as "Drowned in the Rio Grande de Pampanga."
In the U.S. National Cemetery
Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962
his last name is recorded as Mitchell.
His remains were returned to the
United States at San Francisco, California on board the transport
on March 29, 1901. His body was then shipped to his sister Mrs. Bessie Bracken in Greenwich, Ohio.
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