Hometown: Louisville, KY (Male)
Position: G Playing Height: 6-0 Playing Weight: 200
Date of Birth: October 19, 1913
Date of Death: June 22, 1944
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Kentucky Career Notes:
Multi-Sport Player [Football]
Post-UK Career Notes:
Served in the Military
Biography - "K" Men Who Died in World War II, Kentucky Game Program (December 9, 1950)
GOFORTH, 1st Lt. James William, 30, A.B. in Ed. '38, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Goforth of Louisville and husband of Mrs. Nancy Offut Goforth of San Bernardino, Calif. One of the University of Kentucky's outstanding basketball stars, he went to Harlan county following his graduation and was teacher and coach at Alva.
Lt. Goforth served with the Fourth Marine Division in the Marshall Islands campaign. After leading his company for several days after his captain was wounded, he was killed June 22, 1944, by machine gun fire during the battle of Saipan. Decorations included the Bronze Star, the Presidential Citation, and the Silver Star.