North High School Wall of Honor
Daniel Walker Smith
Class of June, 1949
Daniel Walker Smith
Research done by Claradell Shedd, class of 1953.
Daniel Walker Smith
Dan graduated from North High in June, 1949. At the time, his next of kin was Dan F. Smith, 1527 25th Street, Des Moines, IA. His service number was AO3032782.
Daniel Walker Smith
Year   Rank   Status
June, 1949   x x Graduated from North High, Des Moines, IA
June, 1955   Graduated x Law School; Drake University;
Passed Iowa Bar. Has been a member of the Iowa Bar Association and Polk County Bar Association for 55 years.
1953 x Air Force ROTC x Completed six weeks of basic training at Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City, SD. Ellsworth AFB was established in 1941 as Rapid City Army Air Base (AAB).
June, 1955-
June, 1957
x US Air Force/
2nd Lt.
x Procurement Division Chief and Legal Assistance Officer;
Gadsden Air Force Depot, AL
June, 1957 x US Air Force/
1st Lt.
x Discharged. Gadsden Air Force Depot, Gadsden, AL.
June 27, 1957   Advanced Markets
x 35 years at Bankers Life Company (now Principal Financial Group).
July 11, 1967 x US Air Force
x Discharged.
x Retirement x Retired early from Principal's home office and is working part time in Principal's Midwest Region Business Center where he reviews and drafts wills, trusts, and other legal documents.
Daniel Walker Smith Alabama map showing Gadsden
Gadsden Logo
2nd Lt. Dan Smith Gadsden, AL

US Air Force Seal

Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City, SD
Daniel Walker Smith
US Air Force

Captain Bars

Air Force Materiel Command
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 Daniel Walker Smith's class page can be viewed at
05/04/10: Living in Urbandale, IA.
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