North High School Wall of Honor
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Definitions of Status Abbreviations used on Pages
Research done by Rick Nehrling, class of 1963 and Claradell Shedd, class of 1953.
References
Status information 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 remained alive.
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.
War Time Periods
Spanish American04/25/1898 - 08/12/1898
WWI04/6/17 - 11/11/18
Forces in Siberia11/12/18 - 4/30/20
Haitian Conflict1919 - 1920
Nicaragua1926 - 1933
China Service1937 - 1939
Yantze Service1926 - 1927; 1930 -1932
WWII12/07/41 - 12/31/46
Korea06/25/50 - 01/31/55
Vietnam08/05/64 - 05/07/75
Lebanon/Grenada08/24/82 - 07/31/84
Peacetime?1976-2000
Panama12/20/89 - 01/31/90
Persian Gulf08/02/90 - current to date
Afghanistan (2001), Iran (2003)current to date
Golden 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
Sincerely Yours,
Peter S. Griffin
Patriot Website Award (04/16/12)
The Patriot Website Award conferred on 04/16/12. You are doing a great thing with your site, and I am proud of the link association between our sites.
Notice of your award is proudly posted at The Patriot Award. This Award is given by Patriotfiles.com to sites that produce outstanding military and patriotic content.
For a full listing of sites that have recieved The Patriot Award, please click here:
The Patriot Award Winners
David Bailey
Patriot Award Committee
Thanks from the 1949 Troops Medallion (05/10/13)
Serving Those Who Protect Us: http://www.operationbaldeagle.org
Music: "Over The Rainbow"
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