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Pat Ann Woods (Howlett)
Class of June, 1951

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

Pat Ann Woods
Pat graduated from North High in June, 1951. At the time, her next of kin was Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Woods, Arlington Avenue, Des Moines, IA. Her service number was 3242578.
Pat Ann Woods
Year   Rank   Status
June, 1951   Graduated x Graduated from North High, Des Moines, IA
June, 1951 x Enlisted/
US Navy
x Enlisted in the US Navy at *KRNT Recruiting Station in Des Moines, IA.
June, 1953 x Basic Training/

x Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL. 2-1/2 years.
Worked at Commissary waiting for opening to enter Corps School.
June, 1953 x Training x Discharged at Great Lakes Naval Training Center.
June, 1953 x Enroute x Returned to Des Moines, IA.
June, 1953 x Family x Married to Norm Alexandro Wicz in Des Moines, IA.
1953-1974 x Relocated x Waukegan, IL. Worked at Johnson Motors, Waukegan. Retired in 1974.
Dec.24,1974 x Relocated x Married to Joseph F. Howlett. Relocated to Foley, AL.
1974-1990 x Employment x State of Alabama for Mental Health. Retired in 1990.
1990-1993 x Employment x YMCA in Foley, AL. General office duties. 2-1/2 years.
1993-1995 x Caregiver x Caregiver to ailing husband, Joseph F. Howlett, who died November 17, 1995.
1995-Present x Civilian x Enjoying mobile home in Foley.
KRNT Recruiting Station photo of Pat Ann Woods
in uniform
*Des Moines Armed Forces
Examining and Entrance Station (AFEES at KRNT)
appropriate caption

US Navy Seal

Pat Ann Woods
US Navy

Photo of Pat Ann Woods
in uniform
US Navy Insignia
United Nations Service Medal/Korea; National Defense Medal; Korean War Service Medal; Bronze Star; Korean Defense Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal

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 Pat Ann Woods's class page can be viewed at
11/23/10: Living in AL.
Music: "Anchors Aweigh" by the U.S Navy Band
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