North High School Alumni

Des Moines, Iowa (IA)

Military Alumni

Military High School Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

Autumn Gillespie (Deedon)
Autumn Gillespie (Deedon)
Class of 1987
Navy, 11 Years

USN 4 yrs active 7 yrs USN Reserve
Craig McCollum
Craig McCollum
Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years

Army Security Agency. Korea and Arlington Hall Station Va. 1961-64. University of Iowa 1964-69.
Dale William Smith
Dale William Smith
Class of 1960
Army, 20+ Years

Army EOD Master Bomb Tech. Retired as MSG.

Dale passed on in January of 2002 after a brief illness. He rests at Arlington National Cemetery.
Darrell  Nick Flannery
Darrell Nick Flannery
Class of 1963
Army, 20+ Years

Served in Vietnam 1968-1969. Served 3 yrs active duty. Then went into the Reserves - 372nd Engr Gp in Des Moines. During this time I went back to Iowa State for an Engineering degree. In 1984 bacame an Active Duty Reservist. I served until Dec 2003 when I retired as a Colonel. Last assignment was


the Petagon.
Don Greenfield (Spider)
Don Greenfield (Spider)
Class of 1952
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

GYSGT Small UNit Leader
Donald Ash
Donald Ash
Class of 1942
Navy, 4 Years

27 months combat zones Solomon Islands as
Corpsman for Navy and Marines WW2.
Purple Heart Award
Donald Hart
Donald Hart
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

Ft. Lee, VA and Reno Hill, S. Korea. Cook, baker, mess steward. Bakery instructor at Quartermaster School. Spec5
Donald R Smith
Donald R Smith
Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years

23 years total, 2 tours Viet Nam (and Laos), Bronze Star and two Meritorious Service Medals and numerous others. Total 8 years in Thailand and one year in Myanmar as civilian interpreter for doctors.
Howard Robert Hilton
Howard Robert Hilton
Class of 1954
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Iowa National Guard 1954-1958
United States Marine Corps 1958-1961
Jamie Larson
Jamie Larson
Class of 1989
National Guard, 20+ Years

USMC 1989-1993
IA Army National Guard 1998-present
Jim Smith
Jim Smith
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

USAF Staff Sgt. Served in Shreveport Louisiana, and in South Korea.
mark james tyler
mark james tyler
Class of 1960
Air Force, 2 Years

Flight Surgeon USAF
Scott Air Force Base IIIinois
mark james tyler
mark james tyler
Class of 2001
Air Force, 2 Years

Flight Surgeon
Myrna E. Foster
Myrna E. Foster
Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years

Military Corrections / Military Police



Photo on NHS Wall of Fame (1988)
Paul M. Wyman
Paul M. Wyman
Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years

served on two ships USS ORION and the USS MT. WHITNEY home ported out of Norfolk VA. honorable discharged at the rank of Quarter Master 3rd class
Paul W Adair
Paul W Adair
Class of 1959
Army, 20+ Years

I joined the US Navy in 1959 and served four years. Three years on a nuclear powered submaine out of New London, CT. I joined the US Army in 1964 and served most of that time in Special Forces, Green Berets, with two tours in Viet Nam and nine years in South America. I retired in 1987 with a total of 28 years in the military.
Richard  E.  Shafer
Richard E. Shafer
Class of 1961
Army Reserves, 20+ Years

Joined National Guard August 9th 1964 3655 Heavy Equipment Maintenance Co .to August 8th 1970. Joined The Army Reserves Oct.13th 1972 372nd Engineer Gp. to Dec. 31st 1999 I was sent to Germany, 1984,1988,1990 Belguim, fall of 1990 and Honduras 1987
Ron Robbins
Ron Robbins
Class of 1961
Air Force, 6 Years

Iowa Air National Guard
SCOTT STEVEN WEINHEIMER
SCOTT STEVEN WEINHEIMER
Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 6 Years

COMBAT SWIM INSTRUCTOR, MACHINEST
Scott Steven Weinheimer
Scott Steven Weinheimer
Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Machinist at Rock Island Arsinal in Rock Island , Illinois, also performs swim Qualifications for Marines all over the United States. Hopes to graduate from Coe College in 2010 and become Varsity swim coach at North Des Moines High School

Classmates Spotlight

North High School Classmates

Niklas Hoellrigl
Class of '92

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School News

NHS Class of 1972 - 40th Reunion

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Friday, August 17, 2012
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