North High School Wall of Honor
James Russell Saylor
Class of June, 1950
Research done by Claradell Shedd, class of 1953. PAGE IN PROGRESS
James Russell Saylor

James Russell Saylor graduated from North High in the June, 1950 class. His next of kin was shown as Mr. Lawrence C. Saylor living at 2715 Center Street, Des Moines, IA. James's service number is_________.

James Russell Saylor
Year x Rank/Event x Status
June, 1950 x Graduated x Graduated from North Des Moines High School.
1950-1953 x Employment x Worked at Solar Aircraft Company.
1953 x x One semester at Drake University.
May 17, 1953 x Enlisted/
US Navy
x Enlisted in Des Moines, IA.
May-June, 1953 x Training x Great Lakes Naval Training; Chicago, IL. Seven weeks.
Reserve Award: Hall of Fame Company
July, 1953 x Training x Naval Airman's School; Norman, OK. (Naval Air Technical Training Command) Eight-ten weeks.
1953 x Training x Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL. Twelve weeks. Storekeeper School.
1954 x Training x Jacksonville, FL to Alameda Air Station, CA. Two weeks; Storekeeper. Then Base newspaper.
May, 1955 x Discharged/
3rdc Petty Officer
x Discharged at Alameda Air Station, CA
as 3rd Class Petty Officer.
1955 x Enroute x Drove (with wife) from Alameda Air Station, CA back to Des Moines, IA.
1955 x Schooling x Grand View College. One year.
1956-1959 x Schooling x University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Three years.
1959-1971 x Employment x Data processing. Twenty years.
1985-1997 x Employment x Administrator at Nursing Homes; Greensboro, NC. 480 beds. Twelve years.
1997-Present x Retirement x Living in AR.
Des Moines Armed Forces
Examining and Entrance Station (AFEES at KRNT)
Great Lakes
Naval Training Center, IL
Naval Air Tech Cmd
Norman, OK

US Navy Seal

US Navy Insignia

James Russell Saylor
3rd Class Petty Officer
US Navy

Photo of
James Russell Saylor in uniform

3rd Class Petty Officer

Examples; Good Conduct; Victory Medal
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 James Russell Saylor's 1950 class page can be viewed at
09/21/10: Lives in AR.
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