By Hometown

Des Moines, Iowa

Earl Anderson
Earl Anderson - 2nd Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Jul 15, 1918
War / Conflict: World War I
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Civilian Life Earl Granville Anderson was born in Joliet, Illinois and grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. While in high school, he developed a great dislike for everything pertaining to...

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Edwin Barnum
Edwin Barnum - Sergeant
Date Of Death: Feb 12, 1918
War / Conflict: World War I
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Sergeant Edwin Frederick Barnum was from Des Moines, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State College with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1915. Edwin enlisted November 6, 1917 in Washington...

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LaVerne Breman
LaVerne Breman - 1st Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Mar 10, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Year at ISU: 1944 First Lieutenant LaVerne Roy Breman was born on September 29, 1921 to Earl M. Breman and Millie M. Campfield. He had a sister named Sarah Breman....

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Timothy Casady
Timothy Casady - 2nd Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Sep 19, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Year at ISU: 1943 Died: Midway

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Harry Crumley
Harry Crumley - Captain
Date Of Death: Jan 2, 1966
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Died: Binh Dinh, Vietnam Reason: Non hostile air crash

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Matthew Eckerman
Matthew Eckerman - 2nd Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Nov 1, 1918
War / Conflict: World War I
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Matthew Dale Ackerman was born to A. H. Eckerman and Lula Ackerman. He came to Iowa State College from his hometown Des Moines, Iowa. He would have graduated in 1918...

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Donald Ledlie
Donald Ledlie - Corporal
Date Of Death: Apr 30, 1970
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Donald Ralph Ledlie was born in Des Moines, Iowa on December 8, 1947 to Ralph and Ethelda Ledlie. Don grew up on the family farm south of Des Moines. He...

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Frank McCutcheon III
Frank McCutcheon III - Corporal
Date Of Death: Mar 2, 1971
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Died: Quang Ngai, Vietnam Reason: Killed in action

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William Moore
William Moore - Corporal
Date Of Death: Oct 13, 1918
War / Conflict: World War I
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Corporal William Nixon Moore came to Iowa State College from his hometown Des Moines, Iowa to study Mechanical Engineering. He was part of the class of 1916, but left college....

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Elmer Rydberg
Elmer Rydberg - 2nd Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Apr 1, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Second Lieutenant Elmer D Rydberg's sister, Grace, wrote the following to the Alumni Assocition dated December 31, 1944: "Elmer enlisted April 1942 - called for training July 1942 - classified...

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Frank Smith
Frank Smith - 1st Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Mar 6, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Year at ISU: 1943 First Lieutenant Frank Allen Smith was born on January 23, 1919 to Harrison Smith and Mary Donnelly. He grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. Frank graduated...

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Alan Southworth
Alan Southworth - Cadet
Date Of Death: Oct 26, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Alan Southworth was born to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Southworth, sometime in 1926. He had three sisters: Mrs. O. L. Smith, Undine Southworth (a Home Economics senior at...

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Richard Swift
Richard Swift - Major
Date Of Death: Nov 22, 1968
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Died: Thailand Reason: Non hostile

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Hobart Throckmorton
Hobart Throckmorton - Lieutenant Junior Grade
Date Of Death: Sep 28, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Year at ISU: 1941 Died: Alaska

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James Vawter
James Vawter - AMM2C
Date Of Death: Mar 16, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Aviation Machinist Mate Second Rank James Richard Vawter's hometown was Des Moines, Iowa. He was the son of Dick Mavity and Susanna Faris. James left Iowa State College sometime before...

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