BiographyForester, Kenneth Roland Finnish American; b. November 28, 1917, Alfred, North Dakota; father Michael Joseph Forester, mother Kaisa Maria Laho; Single; Laborer, YCL 1933; Received Passport# 398919 on April 23, 1937 which listed his address as 619 Weeks Avenue, Superior, Wisconsin; Sailed May 4, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Arrived in Spain on May 30, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, Estado Mayor, Transmissions; Lincoln-Washington BN, Estado Mayor; Brigade Estado Mayor; Rank Soldado; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; d. November 6, 1995, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Brother of Clarence Michael Forester.
Siblings: brother veteran Clarence Forester (1917-1995), sister Mabel C. Forester (1914-1925), step brother Walter A. Harger (1901-?), step sister Florence Walworth (1911-?).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Pay; Washington; XV BDE, Finnish; MPE;L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Kenneth Forester Detail from a group photograph taken aboard the Paris; December 1938.