High School Wall of Honor |
of Status Abbreviations used on Pages
Research done by Rick Nehrling, class of 1963 and Claradell Shedd, class of 1953.|
|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
* 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.
- 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
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.
Time Periods |
American||04/25/1898 - 08/12/1898|
- 11/11/18 |
in Siberia||11/12/18 - 4/30/20|
- 1927; 1930 -1932|
- 12/31/46 |
- current to date|
(2001), Iran (2003)||current
Griffin Award (02/14/12)|
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
Peter S. Griffin
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.|
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