Dec 5, 2021
On January 28th, 2022, the Forrest/Ralston family, OMAO and the ACO hosted a memorial celebration of LCDR Forrest's life at the Nauticus Foundation in Norfolk, VA. Those who knew and loved Matt had a chance to gather together to swap sea stories and celebrate the rich life he led - the event he would have wanted all of us to have. LT Matthew Forrest passed away unexpectedly on December 5, 2021, while serving as Executive Officer of the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster.
LCDR Forrest loved the NOAA Corps and its fine history, and was a great contributor to the Voices Of Oral History Archive. You can listen to his many interviews here.