North High School Wall of Honor
Harold Joseph Knight
Would have been Class of June, 1952
Moved: Graduated from Hollywood High School, CA
Harold Joseph Knight

Research done by Claradell Shedd, class of 1953.

Harold Joseph Knight, Jr.
Hal would have graduated from North High in June, 1952, but the family moved to California. At the time, his next of kin was Mr. and Mrs. Harold Joseph Knight, Sr., and they may have lived at 709 Oak Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA. His service number was 26780097.
Harold Joseph Knight, Jr.
Year   Rank   Status
June, 1952   Graduated x Would have graduated from North High, Des Moines, IA, but family moved to California. Hal graduated from Hollywood High School, CA. In 1940 Census, family lived at 709 Oak Park Avenue in Des Moines, IA.
aft 1952 x Education x St. Thomas Aquinas College, Minnesota
July 23, 1953 x 3803 Kingman Boulevard, Des Moines x Drafted. Des Moines, IA (3803 Kingman Boulevard)
July, 1953-
December, 1953
x US Army x Basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO? 35th Engineer (Combat) Battalion
December, 1953-
March, 1954
x US Army x Engineer School; Foreman Course
date x Enroute x From ? to Germany via? .
July 16, 1954 x US Army/

On Pioneer Kaserne in Hanau, Germany; 516th Engineer Company (bridge specialist). Rank of PFC(T) of this date.

May 17, 1955 x US Army/PVT(T)
x Discharged; Fort Sheridan, IL
1955 x Employment x Banking at Citizens National Bank
1960 x Family x Met Micaela G. Mora when they worked at Citizens National Bank.
August 6, 1967 x Family x Married Micaela G. Mora at St Teresa of Avila Church in Los Angeles, CA
July 14, 1971 x Family x Daughter Teresa born in Encino, CA
February 10, 2016 x Deceased x Winnetka, CA
aft February 10, 2016 x x Burial at San Fernando Mission Cemetery
Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Drake (check); Boot camp at Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Fort Sheridan, IL
Hal, Mickey, and grandson, Jackson Hal and Mickey
Hal, Mickey and grandson, Jackson McMenamir Hal and Mickey

US Army Seal

US Army Corps of Engineers

Harold Joseph Knight
US Army Corps of Engineers
516th Engineer Company
US Army

Harold Joseph Knight

35th Engineer Battalion

516th Engineer Company

National Defense Service Medal; Army Occupation Medal (Germany)

National Defense Service Medal; Army Occupation Medal (Germany)
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 all North High School graduates can be found online at Harold Joseph Knight, Jr.'s class page can be viewed at
Died: 02/10/16.
Music: "Amazing Grace" (Hal's preference), How Will I Live Without You by Michael Boltom
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