North High School Wall of Honor
Marion Peter Young
Class of June, 1940
Research done by Rick Nehrling, class of 1963 and Claradell Shedd, class of 1953.
Marion Peter Young
Marion was a member of North High's class of June, 1940. During high school, Marion was a member of North's basketball team.
He was a Private First Class with the US Marine Corps. His next of kin was his mother, Mrs. Mildred D. Young, who lived at 1111 East 7th Street, Des Moines, Iowa. He was aboard ship when killed. Marion was buried in the Punchbowl Cemetery in Hawaii, but his remains were returned and buried at Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, IA. His age was listed as 22 at the time of burial. At Glendale, his remains are in Block 34; Section A, #212.

The above information was obtained from the following:
(1) 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 II dead for the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. These records can be found online at

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 have 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.

(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: Marion Peter Young's 1940 class page is:

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