North High School Wall of Honor
John Roger Evans
Class of June, 1951
Research done by Claradell Shedd, Class of 1953. PAGE IN PROGRESS
John Roger Evans

Roger graduated in the June, 1951 North High class.. He enlisted into the US Army at the KRNT Recruiting Office in Des Moines, IA. His service number was 55312742. Roger's next of kin was listed as Mr. and Mrs. Keith W. Evans, 1514 Harrison Avenue, Des Moines, IA.

John Roger Evans
Year   Rank   Status
June, 1951   Graduated   Graduated from North High School, Des Moines, IA.
1951-1953 x Employed x Bankers Life Insurance; now Principal
April, 1953 x Drafted into
US Army
x Drafted into US Army at KRNT Recruiting Station, Des Moines, IA.
April, 1953 x Processed x Processed at Joplin, MO
April, 1953 x Boot Camp x Basic training at Camp Roberts, CA. 16 weeks.
1953-1955 x Stationed x 2nd Infantry Division; Fort Lewis, WA
July, 1955 x Event x

Korean War ended.

1955 x US Army/
x Discharged at Fort Lewis, WA
1955 x Schooling x Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, IA
1956 x Employed x Worked for the railroad for six months.
1956-Jan.,1959 x Schooling x Drake University. Graduated in January, 1959.
Nov., 8, 1957 x Family x Married Jean Fletchall at First Christian Church, Des Moines, IA
x Employment x Teaching history at Osage and Eddyville, IA schools
1960-1961 x Employment x University of Missouri; Master's Degree/Fellowship
1961-1964 x Employment x Indianola Junior High School; teacher/counselor
1964-1972 x Employment x SE Polk High School; Runnells, IA; teacher/counselor
1972-1976 x Employment x Owned and operated EMPAC, employment and placement services in Des Moines, IA
1976-1977 x Employment x Human Services; Sioux City, IA
1978-1990 x Employment x West Marshall; school counselor for 12 years.
1990-2000 x Employment x Grandview College; Head of Human Services Program
2000-Present x Retired/Civilian x Living in IA.
*2nd Infantry Division
In the summer of 1954 the 2nd Infantry Division was transferred from Korea to Fort Lewis, Washington, where it remained for only two years, until being transferred to Alaska in August 1956. On 8 November 1957, it was announced that the division was to be deactivated. However, a few short months later, in the spring of 1958, the Department of the Army announced that the 2nd Infantry Division would be reorganized at Fort Benning, Georgia, with personnel and equipment of the 10th Mountain Division returning from Germany. Fort Benning remained the home of the new 2nd Infantry Division from 1958 to 1965, where they were initially assigned the mission of a training division. To improve combat readiness, in March 1962 the 2ID was designated as a Strategic Army Corps (STRAC) unit. Following this the Division became engaged in intensified combat training, tactical training, and field training exercises, in addition to special training designed to improve operational readiness.
KRNT Recruiting Office Camp Roberts, CA Fort Lewis, WA
KRNT Recruiting Office Camp Roberts, CA Fort Lewis,WA
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John Roger Evans
2nd Infantry Division
United States Army

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US Infantry

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Roger Evans

coming: Roger Evans

2nd Infantry Division
(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 Evans's 1951 class page is:
01/18/11. Lives in IA.
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