North High School Wall of Honor
Dr. Henry Herman Corn
Class of June, 1929
Henry D. Corn
Research done by Claradell Shedd, class of 1953. PAGE IN PROGRESS
Dr. Henry Herman Corn
Henry graduated from North High in June, 1929. Enlisted where? Drafted where? At the time of his enlistment, was he single with no dependents? At the time of his enlistment, his next of kin was Isreal J. Corn and Dora Corn, located at 1542 4th Street, Des Moines, IA. His service number is 53795.

Henry's duty was in the US Army Medical Corps, serving in Saint Louis, MO, Guadalcanal, and new Caledonia. (as outlined below)
photo of Henry photo of Henry
Henry Corn during ( conflict, date) Henry Corn during (conflict, date)
Dr. Henry Herman Corn
Year   Rank   Status
June, 1929   Graduated   Graduated from North High, Des Moines, IA. Henry was in Home Room 114.
1933 x Graduated x B.A. University of Iowa
1936 x Graduated x University of Iowa College of Medicine
date x Graduated x Master's Degree in Pediatrics, St. Louis University
aft above x Internship x Medical Center, Omaha, NE
date x Medical Practice x Began medical practice (general medicine) in the Des Moines Building.
Aug 18, 1942   US Army   US Army Infirmary, St. Louis
date x US Army/Rank x Met future wife, Bernice Shedle, in St. Louis, while she was serving as a secretary for the US Army.
date x US Army/Rank x Medical Director for a Prisoner of War Camp in Douglas, WY
Feb 28, 1945 x US Army
Medical Corps
x How did you get there? Transport ship? to Noumea, New Caledonia
date x US Army x 20th Station Hospital, Guadalcanal and the 101st Fleet Hospital in Noumea, New Caledonia
May 29, 1946 x US Army/Rank x Discharged.
date x Employed x Returned to private general medical practice in the Des Moines Building (with Dr. Jack Spevak).
date x Employment x Moved practice to Roosevelt Shopping Center and then to the Des Moines Pediatric Clinic in Beaverdale, practicing pediatrics with partners, Dr. Leonard Gangeness and Dr. Kenneth Talcott. Dr. Corn's first nurse, Anne Hitchen, worked with Dr. Corn until his retirement.
date x Retirement x West Des Moines, IA
Dec.10, 2013 x Deceased x Bickford Assisted Living, West Des Moines, IA 50265. Burial: Glendale Cemetery
New Caledonia photo Guadalcanal
New Caledonia Sample photo Guadalcanal
(right) photo; photo;
USS Comfort/Pacific Theater
photo USS Comfort Crew Medical Corps
(below) TBD (sample photo/Guam/building of Fleet Hospital #111).
Sample photo of Fleet Hospital photo
US Army Seal

Medical Corps Symbol

Medical Corps Patch
Dr. Henry Herman Corn
Photo (portrait) in uniform

Medals/Badges Conferred
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 Dr. Henry H. Corn's 1929 class page can be viewed at
02/24/10; Living in West Des Moines, IA. Died 12/10/13.
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