North High School Wall of Honor
James George Karaidos
Class of June, 1938
James George Karaidos
Research done by Claradell Shedd, class of 1953.
James George Karaidos
Jim was a member of North High's June, 1938 class.

In the military, Jim's next of kin is listed as Mr. George Karaidos, at 806 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA. Jim's service number was 17111463.
James George Karaidos
Year x Rank/Event x Status
1930 x Residence x 1930 Census indicates residence at 806 Hickman Road in Des Moines.
June, 1938 x 806 Hickman Road x Graduated from North High School. Lived at 806 Hickman Road in Des Moines.
date x Employment/
x Des Moines, IA?
May 3 , 1943 x Enlisted
US Army
x Enlisted at Camp Dodge, *57th Signal Repair Company
date x US Army x Where and when? Basic training where and when?
November 25, 1943 x US Army/T5 Grade x Departed United States
December 26, 1945 x US Army x Returned to United States
June 5, 1946 x US Army x Discharged. Where?
1948 x Family x Married
1949 x 806 Hickman Road x Completed WWII Bonus paperwork. Lived at 806 Hickman Road, Des Moines
date x Employment x Where and when?
November 3, 1983 x Deceased x Where? Buried where? Des Moines, IA 50310
*57th Signal Repair Company
Constituted 4 December 1943, in the US Army as the 311th Signal Service Battalion, it was activated 27 December 1943 at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. It was redesignated the 77th Signal Service Battalion 18 June 1947. 20 October 1947, it was reorganized and redesignated as the 57th Signal Service Company. It was inactivated in Germany, 5 March 1949. It was redesignated on 5 February 1953 as the 57th Signal Support Company. 12 March 1953, it was reactivated in Korea. 15 April 1954 it was reorganized and redesignated as the 57th Signal Company.

James George Karaidos
James George Karaidos
James George Karaidos
T5 Grade
57th Signal Repair Company
United States Army

US Army Seal

57th Signal Repair Company

T5 Grade

Iowa National Guard

Get list of medals: WWII Victory Medal

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The comprehensive list of names from North High's 1893-2018 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 Index for all years: James George Karaidos' 1938 class page:
Died: November 3, 1983.
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