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Forbes in the Military

20th and 21st Centuries

Edwin Alexander Forbes

Edwin Alexander Forbes

U.S. California National Guard

Commander, various units;

Adjutant General

Years of Service:

1879 - 1915

Forbes is known as the Father of the California Cadet Corps. He also had the reputation of being a crack shot. As captain of the Marysville company in 1895, he broke the world record for target shooting in competition with 50 men.

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