North High School Wall of Honor
John Roger Worden
Class of June, 1961
1961: John Roger Worden
Research done by Claradell Shedd, Class of 1953.
John Roger Worden
John was a member of North High's class of June, 1961. His next of kin were listed as Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Worden, 1611 Arlington Avenue, Des Moines, IA. Their later address was 3936 10th Street, Des Moines, IA. John's service number was __________.
John Roger Worden
Year   Rank   Status
June, 1961   Graduated   Graduated from North High, Des Moines, IA
1966 x Schooling x Graduated in Graphic Design, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO (BFA)
November 1, 1966 x US Army/
x Des Moines, IA
1966-67 x Enroute x Brief period spent in Arlington, VA.
date x US Army/PVT x Basic Training at Fort Belvoir, VA.
June, 1967 x Enroute x Flew Army tranport (Braniff) out of Presido, San Francisco, CA to Vietnam
June, 1967-
June, 1968
x US Army x 1st Aviation Brigade; Decca Navigation; Tan Son Nhut Helipad (Hotel 3), the focal point of the Tet Offensive. Produced navigation charts, programmed computers, printed charts, and then tried to sell the ideas to the pilots. John helped design the uniform patch for the 1st Aviation Brigade (USARV) with Headquarters in Long Binh, Vietnam. (patch seen below)
June, 1968 x US Army/
x Flew Army tranport (Braniff) from Vietnam to the Presido, San Francisco, CA
June, 1968-
October, 1969
x US Army x 82nd Airborne, 47th Combat Engineers; Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, NC. Then 63rd Topographic Engineers, a map-making facility assigned to the Corps of Engineers.
October 21, 1969 x Discharged/E5 x Discharged at Fort Bragg, NC.
January, 1970-
April, 1972
x Employment x Designer/Production at The Creative Center
July 22, 1972 x US Army

Discharged from US Army Reserves.

35 years? x Employment x what years? Art Director at advertising agencies in Minneapolis. Art Director at Carmichael Lynch Advertising. Art Director at Campbell Mithun Advertising.
April, 1976 x Employment x Began at Brandt Barringmann Advertising as Art Director.
June, 1976 x Employment x Ended at Johnson Livingston/Seilaff Johnson (merger) Art Director.
June, 1976-
April, 1980
x Employment x Brandt Barringmann Advertising Art Director.
April, 1980-
April, 1993
x Employment x Principal Creative Officer at Graphicana Design Company
April, 1993-
July, 1997
x Employment x Campbell Mithun Advertising Art Director.

July, 1998-
September, 1999

x Employment x Carmichael Lynch Advertising Art Director.
June, 1999 x Employment x Began as Art Director/Author of own company, G2 Marketing Communications
15 years? x Employment x what years? Owner/Principal/Creative Officer at Graphicana Design Company
2012 x Authored x Authored and published "The Morgue Truck; Volume I" by G2 Publications
Present x Employment x Creative Officer at G2 Marketing Communications;
Minneapolis/St.Paul Area, MN
Kansas City Art Institute
1967: USARV Headquarters, Long Binh, Vietnam
Fort Belvoir, VA Fort Bragg, NC
1967: Long Binh, Vietnam
1969: Fort Bragg, NC 2012: The Morgue Truck by John W. Worden
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John Roger Worden
1st Aviation Brigade
63rd Engineer Battalion
US Army
US Army Seal

63rd Engineer Battalion

USARV patch John helped design
John Roger Worden
1st Aviation Brigade/Vietnam

Airborne Pathfinders

Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal
Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal;Vietnam Campaign Medal
(1) 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

(2) 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 North High School graduates can be found online at: John Roger Worden's 1961 class page is:
John Roger Worden
02/28/12. Living in MN.
Music: "Battle Hymn of the Republic"
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