North High School Wall of Honor
Jerry L. Bowlsby
Class of June, 1950
Jerry L. Bowlsby
Research done by Claradell Shedd, class of 1953.
Jerry L. Bowlsby
Jerry graduated from North High in June, 1950. At the time, his next of kin was Mr. A.W. Bowlsby, 2324 Adams Avenue, Des Moines, IA. His service number is _______.
Jerry L. Bowlsby
Year   Rank   Status
date   xIowa National Guard   Enlisted in the Iowa National Guard when 17.
January, 1941 x Student x Called for active duty while still at North High.
date   US Army   Basic Training. Camp Claiborne, LA
date x US Army x where and when?
April, 1945 x Stationed x Fort Leonard Wood, MO (check this entry for date and detail)
1957 x US Army x Discharged where and when?
date x various x detail
June 14, 1964 x Family x Married Judi Barrowcliff.
1973 x Employment x Began Custom Upholstery & Interiors doing upholstery and refinishing, and building custom furniture.
June 8, 2017 x Deceased x Buried at ?
Jerry enlisted in the Iowa National Guard when he was 17. He was a Weapons Instructor and Drill Sargeant. He achieved the rank of Master Sargeant and Acting First Sergeant.
Recruiting Station at KRNT-TV Camp Claiborne, LA
Des Moines Armed Forces
Examining and Entrance Station (AFEES at KRNT
Camp Claiborne, LA
Fort Leonard Wood, MO Camp Claiborne, LA
Fort Leonard Wood, MO Camp Claiborne, LA

US Army Seal

Jerry L. Bowlsby
Master Sergeant; Acting First Sergeant

US Army

Robert Lee Onnen; February, 1945

Quartermaster Corps

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 Jerry L. Bowlsby's 1950 class page can be viewed at
Died 06/08/17.
Music: "Wind Beneath My Wings"
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