North High School Wall of Honor
Charles Edward Deuben
Class of January, 1929
Research done by Claradell Shedd, class of 1953. PAGE IN PROGRESS
Charles Edward Deuben
Charles graduated from North High in January, 1929. Enlisted at Camp Dodge Herrold, IA. At the time of his enlistment, he was married. At the time of his North High graduation, his next of kin was Mr. Charles Deuben, 1607 Jefferson, Des Moines, IA. His service number is 37 651 911.

Charles's duty was in the US Army Medical Corps, serving in France and Germany during 1945.
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Charles Deuben during ( conflict, date) Charles Deuben during (conflict, date)
Charles Edward Deuben
Year   Rank   Status
January, 1929 x 1607 Jefferson Avenue x Graduated from North High, Des Moines, IA. Lived at 1607 Jefferson Avenue, Des Moines, IA
1930 x Education x One year of college. Where and when?
March 25, 1936 x Family x Married Emily Irma Samp in Des Moines, IA
Dec. 22, 1942 x US Army/Rank x Enlisted in US Army at Camp Dodge Herrold, IA
date x US Army
Medical Corps
x How did you get there? Transport ship?
date x US Army x 123 Evacuation Hospital. January, 1945 in France; March 1945 Germany; July 1945 in France; September 1945 Germany
Dec 4, 1945 x US Army/Rank x Discharged.
date x Employment x Where and when?
date x Retirement x Des Moines, IA
November 15, 1981 x Deceased x Burial: Glendale Cemetery
106th Infantry Division (331st Medical Regiment Battalion)
The 106th Infantry Division was a division of the United States Army formed for service during World War II. Two of its three regiments were overrun and surrounded in the initial days of the Battle of the Bulge, and they were forced to surrender to German forces on 19 December 1944. The division was never officially added to the troop list following the war, despite having been almost completely organized in Puerto Rico by 1948; subsequently, the War Department determined the division was not needed and inactivated the division headquarters in 1950.

- Relieved from attachment to 21st Army Group on 18 January 1945, and returned to XVIII Airborne Corps, First Army, 12th Army Group.
- Ardennes-Alsace Campaign terminated 25 January. Division resumed assignment to Rhineland Campaign.
- On 6 February, the 106th Infantry Division relieved from assignment to XVIII Airborne Corps, and assigned to V Corps.
- On 10 March, 106th Division relieved from assignment to V Corps, and assigned to Fifteenth United States Army, 12th Army Group.
- 106th Infantry Division returned to France on 16 March.
- Rhineland Campaign terminated on 21 March.
- Central Europe Campaign started on 22 March.
- On 15 April, 106th Infantry Division was attached to the Advanced Section, Communications Zone. Fifteenth Army directed the establishment of the Frontier Command segment of the Occupation of Germany.
- On 23 April, the Frontier Command segment of the German Occupation started.
- 106th Infantry Division entered Germany on 25 April.
- On 8 May 1945, Germany signed its surrender.

331st Medical Battalion,
106th Infantry Division,
During the Battle of the Bulge
(December 1944-January 1945)

The 331st Medical Battalion was the organic divisional medical battalion of the 106th Infantry Division. The reports presented here cover the months of December 1944 and January 1945 when the 106th Infantry Division was involved in very heavy fighting in the Ardennes. The German offensive that struck the First U.S. Army on 16 December was heavily concentrated on the newly arrived 106th Infantry Division that had just replaced the 2d Infantry Division on a quiet sector of the front in the Schnee Eifel on the German-Belgian border. German assault units hammered the new division relentlessly and soon the 422d and 423d Infantry Regiments and many of their supporting troops were surrounded. Within days they would surrender as the Germans punched a huge hole in the American lines that soon became the "Bulge."

According to existing doctrine, the three collecting companies of the 331st Medical Battalion, Companies A, B, and C, were aligned in direct support of the 106th's three regiments--the 422d, 423d, and 424th Infantry Regiments, while Company D was the divisional clearing station. Of the battalion's companies, only Company B was largely lost with the surrounded 423d Infantry Regiment that it supported.

(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
Masonic Cemtery; Glendale; Des Moines, IA

US Army Seal

Medical Corps Symbol

Medical Corps Patch

Charles Edward Deuben
Company H, 331st Medical Regiment
Photo (portrait) in uniform

Medals/Badges Conferred
123rd Evacuation Hospital

106th Infantry Battalion
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 Charles Edward Deuben's 1929 class page can be viewed at
Died: November 15, 1981
Music: "Wind Beneath My Wings"
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