North High School Wall of Honor
Cecil Hillard Brewton, Jr.
Class of January, 1944
Research done by Claradell Shedd, class of 1953.
Cecil Hillard Brewton, Jr.
Cecil Hillard Brewton, Jr. graduated from North High in the January, 1944 class. His next of kin was shown as C.H. Brewton at 1312 Laurel in Des Moines, IA.

In June, 1944, while at the University of Iowa, Cecil was drafted into the US Army. His service number was 37697900.
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Cecil Hillard Brewton, Jr.
Year x Rank/Event x Status
June, 1944 x US Army; Pvt. x While at the University of Iowa, drafted into the US Army.
13 weeks x x x Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, PA.
x x x x Camp McKay/Boston Army Base;
Company 131; Transportation Corps
x x   x Fort Lawton, WA for processing to Hawaii
April, 1945 x x x Marshall Islands, Carolina Island
April 15, 1945 x x x IE Shima Island, in the Ryukyu Islands; combat
Sept.2,1945 x Japanese surrender x To Naha, Okinawa after surrender
x x In Okinawa x Regularly played in "Jive Bombers" band which they called "7-1/2" (Section 8 referred to Discharge)
x x T/5 x Discharged May 17, 1946; Returned to UofI
1975 x x Drake; BSE; MSE; Education
1988 x Retired x Des Moines School District; 1968-1988
November, 2009 x x Hy-Vee Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.
February 17, 2016 x Deceased x Des Moines, IA 50310
Cecil H. Brewton at WWII Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C. (Honor Flight; 11/4/09)
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 Cecil Hillard Brewton, Jr.'s class page can be viewed at
01/01/10: Lives in Des Moines, IA 50310. Died 02/17/16 in Des Moines, IA 50310.
Music: "String of Pearls"
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