North High School Wall of Honor
Jay Franklin Knight
Class of June, 1957
Jay Franklin Knight
Research done by Claradell Shedd, class of 1953. PAGE IN PROGRESS
Jay Franklin Knight
Jay graduated from North High in June, 1957. Enlisted in the US Navy in Des Moines, IA. At the time of his enlistment, he was single with no dependents. At the time, his next of kin was Mrs. and Mrs.F.W. Knight located at 2308 Adams Avenue, Des Moines, IA. His service number is 9736670.

Jay's duty was in the US Navy, serving in Pensacola, New Orleans, etc.
Jay Franklin Knight
Year   Rank   Status
June, 1957   x   Graduated from North High, Des Moines, IA
date   US Navy/Rank   Enlisted in Des Moines, IA.
June, 1957 x US Navy x Train to Great Lakes, IL for boot training. Seaman Apprentice?
August, 1957 x US Navy x Bus to Norfolk, VA for Radio School. Walked to pier and saw the USS Iowa and USS Des Moines (cruiser)
date x US Navy x First stint was 14 years as Master Recruiter for US Navy in various locations including Pensacola, FL a couple of times, New Orleans, LA
date x US Navy x Several for a number of years. Then left US Navy. Then rejoined US Navy for another lengthy tour.
date x x x Duty stations. Where, etc. Coulnd't recall.
date x US Navy/Rank x Discharge. Where?
date x Family x Married Karen Sue. Where and when?
2012 x US Navy x Discharged.
2017 x Retirement x In Pensacola, FL.
Photo of Jay in uniform
US Navy Seal

Medical Corps Symbol (sample)
Jay Franklin Knight
US Navy
Jay Franklin Knight

Medals/Badges Conferred
US Navy Seal
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 Jay Franklin Knight's class page can be viewed at
06/09/17. Residing in Florida.
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