North High School Wall of Honor
Robert Nathan Hermon
Class of June, 1951
Robert Nathan Hermon
Research done by Claradell Shedd, Class of 1953. PAGE IN PROGRESS
Robert Nathan Hermon

Bob graduated in the June, 1951 North High class. He enlisted into the US Army in Des Moines, IA. His service number was 55387891. Bob's next of kin was listed as Mr. and Mrs. Paul Crone, 1524 10th Street, Des Moines, IA.

Robert Nathan Hermon
Year   Rank   Status
June, 1951   Graduated   Graduated from North High School, Des Moines, IA.
1951-1953 x Student x Iowa State College, Ames, IA.
September, 1953 x Enlisted in
US Army
x Enlisted in US Army in Des Moines, IA.
x Basic Training x Fort Leonard Wood, MO. 12 weeks.
date x Training x Plane from St. Louis to Park AFB, CA (near SFO). Troop ship from San Francisco (11 days of KP duty across; 13 days of latrine duty coming back). San Francisco to Yokohoma, Japan. Flew to Kimpo Air Base, Korea. 20 miles north Seoul. Engineers. 811th Engineering Aviation Battalion. Special Category Army with Air Force. (SCARWAF). Went to Japan. Itami AFB, Japan. Built runways. Testing lab section. Went to Sapporo, Japan. We had some work there and also at King Ebetsu, Japan. Worked there. Concrete was the problem. They were making it out of volcanic ash, so it had far less strength than it would normally have with regular concrete. We used Portland cement and made our concrete from volcanic ash, but using a different mix to increase the strength.
Winter,1955- x Stationed x Went to Formosa (Taiwan). On the way, saw Leo Trovas in Okinawa. January, February, 1955 to July, 1955
July, 1955 x US Army x

Flown to Japan. Troop ship (13 days latrine duty) back to Fort Lewis, WA.

August 5,1955 x US Army/
x Fort Lewis, WA. Cpl.
August, 1955 x Enroute x Bus to Des Moines, IA.
Sept. 4, 1955 x Family x Married Beverly Elaine Sears (Roosevelt, 1951) in Des Moines.
Sept, 1955-Dec., 1957
x Schooling x Iowa State College, Ames, IA. Major: Engineering. Graduated December, 1957.
December, 1957 x Employment x Anderson Engineering in Des Moines, IA as a civil engineer. First job was down in Virginia. Contract to establish a location of targets for inertial guidance system. Spent two months there.
March, 1958 x Schooling x Went back to Iowa State for my Master's.
1957-1962 x Employment x Anderson Engineering in Des Moines, IA as senior engineer. Received my license in 1960.
Oct., 1963-
x Employment x Branch office opened in Phoenix. Anderson-Hermon Engineering until 1976. Partners were Bob Cubley and Dennis Brady (North High, 1957)
May 14, 1976 x Personal x Became born-again Christian. Decided he wanted to volunteer in jail ministry. The first meeting where he preached had 30 women who had come for a service in the jails. For the altar call, at least 15 women accepted Christ. Church was Freeway Baptist. Was there for 20 years.
1977 x Employment x Created business in oil industry. Went to work with Dennis Brady (North High) back into engineering. Chris Olrich. Anderson-Hermon ceased in 1976. Now called Brady Land Surveying and Cubley Engineering.
1980-Present x x Founded and incorporated KAIROS (Time measured by opportunity) jail ministry. Has three services on Sunday, four on Tuesdays, two on Thursdays, two on Friday, and one on Satuday. 2010: Opportunity Bible Baptist Church being started in Tempe.
Bob Hermon photo
in uniform
photo coming
Ft. Leonard Wood post card
Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
Robert Nathan Hermon
Corporal; E3
Corps of Engineers
United States Army
US Army Seal

US Army Corps of Engineers

(coming) Bob Hermon in uniform


Corporal; E3

(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: Bob Nathan Hermon's 1951 class page is:
11/22/10. Lives in AZ.
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