High School Wall of Honor
Definitions of Status Abbreviations used on Pages
Research done by Rick Nehrling, class of 1963 and Claradell Shedd, class
was obtained from the following:
(1) The World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army
Air Forces Personnel was created by the War Department, the Adjutant
General's Office, Administrative Services Division, Strength Accounting
Branch. The original records are held at the Modern Military records
LICON, Textural Services Division (NWCTM), National Archives at
College Park, Maryland. The records are available online at http://www.archives.gov/.
The documents contain the latest and most complete information
available of all Army and Army Air Force personnel who were killed
or died, or became and remained missing, between the President's
declaration of unlimited national emergency on May 27, 1941 and
the cut-off date of this report, January 31, 1946. This document
includes both battle and nonbattle dead and missing.
The type of casualty is indicated by the following:
* KIA - Killed in Action. This is an individual who was killed
in action at the front, by enemy action in the rear, or if a
prisoner of war.
* DOW - Died of Wounds. This is an individual was who wounded
and later died.
* DOI - Died of Injuries. This is an individual who suffered
fatal battle injuries and died in a line of duty status.
*DNB - Died Nonbattle. This is an individual who died in a line
of duty death, such as from sickness, homicide, suicide, or
accidents outside of combat areas (training).
*M - Missing. This is an individual who is reported as missing
and later was determined to be dead.
*FOD - Finding of Death. Findings of death fall within Public
Law 490 and its amendments and are made when there is either
conclusive proof that the person is dead or equally overwhelming
evidence that under the circumstances the person could not have
This document contains only the names of those individuals who
died in the line of duty status. Those individuals who were not
in the line of duty at the time of their death are not listed
in this document.
(2) The State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for
Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel was compiled in
April 1946 by the Casualty Section, Office of Public Information,
Navy Department. It is considered to be the official list of the
World War dead for the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.The
records are available online at http://www.archives.gov/.
All of the names and information in this document are arranged
by State. Within this document, the Navy states the following:
"Inclusions of names in this State group has been determined solely
by the residence of next of kin at the time of notification of
the last wartime casualty status. This listing does not necessarily
represent State of birth, legal residence, or official State credit
according to service enlistment."
The casualties listed in the document represent only those personnel
on "active duty in the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard,
resulting directly from enemy action or from operational activities
against the enemy in war zones from December 7, 1941 to the end
of the war." Any casualties in the United States area (training,
other assignment to a permanent duty station in the US, etc.)
or as a result of disease, homicide, or suicide, in any location,
are not included.
(3) The World War II Army Enlistment Records contain information
on more than nine million indivdual enlistments. These records
can be found online at http://www.archives.gov/.
(4) The American Battle Monuments Commission was established in
1923 to commemorate the service, achievements, and sacrifice of
U.S. Armed Forces. There are 24 overseas cemeteries that serve
as the final resting places for almost 125,000 American war dead.
The serviceman and women are either buried at these cemeteries
or their names listed are on tablets of the missing that memorialize
these men and women and their sacrifice. These records can be
found online at http://www.abmc.gov/home.php.
(5) Korean War information was obtained from the Records on Military
Personnel who Died as a Result of Hostilities during the Korean
War. This document can be found online at the National Archives
and Records Administration at http://www.archives.gov/.
(6) Vietnam War information was obtained from the Records on Military
Personnel who Died, were Missing in Action or Prisoners of War
as a result of the Vietnam War. This document can be found online
at the National Archives and Records Administration at http://www.archives.gov/.
(7) Vietnam War casualty information was obtained from the virtual
wall that can be found online at http://www.virtualwall.org.
(8) The comprehensive list of names from North High's 1893-2009
graduation classes are from Claradell Shedd's North Des Moines
High School website. The names of all North High School graduates
can be found online at http://www.ndmhs.com/.
The index page for the various years can be viewed at http://www.ndmhs.com/pages/allyears.html.
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||04/6/17 - 11/11/18
|Forces in Siberia
||11/12/18 - 4/30/20
||1919 - 1920
||1926 - 1933
||1937 - 1939
||1926 - 1927; 1930 -1932
||12/07/41 - 12/31/46
||06/25/50 - 01/31/55
||08/05/64 - 05/07/75
||08/24/82 - 07/31/84
||12/20/89 - 01/31/90
||08/02/90 - current to date
|Afghanistan (2001), Iran (2003)
||current to date
Griffin Award (02/14/12)
||You have a website of excellence,
and I am very pleased to honor your website by presenting The
Golden Griffin Award (attached). You have excelled in honoring
your school and your school's alumni by designating all from North
High who have proudly served our nation's colors in both times
of war and peace. I thank you for setting an example for all to
emulate by promoting patriotism in your school, community, and
our nation. Very well done, indeed!
Notice of your award is proudly posted at http://www.angelfire.com/nc2/vietnamvet/award.html
Peter S. Griffin
Website Award (04/16/12)
|| The Patriot
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