North High School Wall of Honor
Donald Demoss Rayburn
Class of June, 1951
Donald Demoss Rayburn, 1951

Research done by Claradell Shedd, class of 1953. PAGE IN PROGRESS

Donald Demoss Rayburn
Don graduated from North High in June, 1951. At the time, his next of kin were Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Rayburn, 5555 Brennen Drive, Des Moines, IA. His service number was 084530.
Donald Demoss Rayburn
Year   Rank   Status
June, 1951   x x Graduated from North High, Des Moines, IA
  Schooling x Iowa State College, Ames, IA. Sworn into and commissioned as reserve officer Army through ROTC Program
June,1955-Oct 22, 1955 x employed x Civilian at Iowa Army National Guard, Camp Dodge, IA.
Jan, 1956
x Basic Training x Entered into Army and reported to Fort Sill, OK. Artillery.
Jan, 1956-
x Training x Fort Chaffee, LA. Battery Commander. D Battery, 4th Battalion, Army Artillery School.
1959-Sept.22, 1961 x Training/
x Commissioned from Reserve Officer to Regular Army Officer.
Pueblo Army Ordnance Depot, Pueblo, CO.
Sept. 22, 1961 x Discharge x Resigned commission/1st Lt.
Sept. 22, 1961 x Relocated x To Denver.
1961-1966 x Civilian x Landscape architecture, horicultural business.
1966-1972 x Civilian x Relocated to Des Moines, IA. Landscaping and construction.
1972-1980 x Relocated x Relocated to Redwood Falls, MN. Landscaping and construction.
1980-2004 x Relocated x Relocated to Ft. Myers, FL. Construction.
2004-Present x Relocated x Relocated to Springfield, MO.
Fort Sill, OK Camp Chaffee, AR Pueblo Army Depot, CO
Boot camp at Fort Sill, OK; then Camp Chaffee, AR, then Pueblo Army Depot, CO
photo photo
appropriate caption appropriate caption
US Army Seal

Field Artillery

5th Army Patch

1st Lieutenant Bar

Donald Demoss Rayburn
1st Lieutenant
5th Army; Artillery
US Army

Photo of Donald Demoss Rayburn
in uniform
United Nations Service Medal/Korea; National Defense Medal; Korean War Service Medal; Bronze Star; Korean Defense Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal

Army Presidential Unit Citation

Examples of Medals: United Nations Service Medal/Korea;
Korean War Service Medal;
Korean Defense Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal
(list of appropriate medal/citations coming)
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 Donald Demoss Rayburn's class page can be viewed at
10/21/10: Living in Springfield, MO.
Music: "Wind Beneath My Wings"
Home | Back/allyears | WWI | WWII | Korea | Vietnam | Afghanistan/Iraq | Lyrics | Refs/Awards | Contact

©2023-csheddgraphics All rights reserved.
All images and content are © copyright of their respective copyright owners.