North High School Wall of Honor
Richard Morton Evans
Class of January, 1943
Richard Morton Evans
Research done by Rick Nehrling, class of 1963.
Richard Morton Evans
Richard was a member of North High's January, 1943 class. He was a Seaman First Class in the US Naval Reserve. His listed next of kin was his father, Mr. Leslie Glenn Evans, 3307 61st Street, Des Moines, IA.
Service Number is 6217485.

Information obtained from the American Battle Monuments commission show that Richard died on April 29, 1944 and was buried at sea. He is listed on the Tablets of the Missing at the East Coast Memorial, New York City.
Award is the Purple Heart.

The above information was obtained from the following:
The State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel was compiled in April, 1946, by the Casualty Section, Office of Public Information, Navy Department. It is considered to be the official list of the World War II dead for the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. These records can be found online at

All of the names and information in this document are arranged by State. Within this document, the Navy states the following: "Inclusions of names in this State group have been determined solely by the residence of next of kin at the time of notification of the last wartime casualty status. This listing does not necessarily represent state of birth, legal residence, or official state credit according to service enlistment."

The casualties listed in the document represent only those personnel on "active duty in the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, resulting directly from enemy action or from operational activities against the enemy in war zones from December 7, 1941 to the end of the war." Any casualties in the United States area (training, other assignment to a permanent duty station in the US, etc.) or as a result of disease, homicide, or suicide, in any location, are not included.

The American Battle Monuments Commission was established in 1923 to commemorate the service, achievements, and sacrifice of US Armed Forces. There are 24 overseas cemeteries that serve as the final resting places for almost 125,000 American war dead. The servicemen and women are listed on tablets of the missing that memorialize these men and women. These records can be found online at

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 Richard Morton Evans's 1943 class page can be viewed at
Killed in war. Died April 29, 1944.
Music: "Anchors Aweigh" by the U.S. Navy Band
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