North High School Wall of Honor
Darrell Jack Burch
Class of June, 1941
Research done by Claradell Shedd, Class of 1953. PAGE IN PROGRESS
Darrell Jack Burch

Darrell graduated in the June, 1941 North High class.. His service number was 17112271. Darrell's next of kin was listed as Mr. C.W. Burch, 2222 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA.

Darrell Jack Burch
Year   Rank   Status
June, 1941   Graduated   Graduated from North High School, Des Moines, IA. He was in Home Room 303.
1930 Census x Employed x Living at 1100 Sixth Avenue, Des Moines, IA
date x x Iowa National Guard
October 20, 1942 x Enlisted x Camp Dodge Herrold, Polk, Iowa, USA
1943 x Family Married Norma Maxine Gillam, North High, Class of 1941
February 7, 1945 x US Army x Overseas through September 12, 1945.
Nov. 11, 1945 x US Army x Discharged
date x Civilian x Employment?
May 17, 1949 x US Army x Residence shown as 4017 1st Street, Des Moines, IA.
date x Family x text
date x Employment x text
date x Employment x text
date x Family x text
date x Family x text
date x Employment x Manager, Olson Graphic Products
date x Family x text
January 19, 2007 x Deceased x Interred at Glendale Cemetery; Des Moines, IA; Plot: K Section; Col 2 Lot 00009
3220 Signal Service Company
He was part of the U.S. Army, 3220th Signal Service Company, the only unit of its kind, consisting of 18 five-member mobile radio teams scattered across Europe in WWII, with the purpose of establishing a coordinated communications network across Europe using one company, under the oversight of General Mark Clark, and under the command of General Dwight David Eisenhower.

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Darrell Jack Burch
WWII Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Iowa National Guard
Fort Riley, KS Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Interred at Glendale Cemetery; Des Moinea, IA
Darrell Jack Burch
US Army
US Army seal

Photo of Darrell Jack Burch

in uniform

3rd Army Patch

Staff Sergeant


American Campaign; Victory Medal; Navy Expeditionary Medal; United National Service Medal/Korea; Korean War Medal

Correct medals coming: American Campaign; Victory Medal; Navy Expeditionary Medal;
United Nations Service Medal/Korea;
Korean War Medal;
(1) Information was obtained from the Records on Military Personnel Who Died, were Missing in Action, or Prisoners of War as a result of the Vietnam War. This document can be found online at the National Archives and Records Administration at

(2) 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 North High School graduates can be found online at: Darrell Jack Burch's 1941 class page is:
Died 01/19/07.
Music: "Wind Beneath My Wings"
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