North High School Wall of Honor
William Sherwin Fulton, Jr.
Class of June, 1943
William Sherwin Fulton, Jr.
Research done by Claradell Shedd, Class of 1953. PAGE IN PROGRESS
William Sherwin Fulton, Jr.
William (Bill) was a member of North High's class of June, 1943. His next of kin was W. Sherwin Fulton, 1725 26th Street, Des Moines, IA. His service number was XXX.
William Sherwin Fulton, Jr.
Year   Rank   Status
June, 1943   x   Graduated from North High, Des Moines, IA
date x Student x Where? Law degree?
1943   US Army   Enlisted. Where?
date x US Army x Basic training in U.S. Where?
date x US Army x WWII. Where?
date x US Army x Korea. Where?
January, 1961 x US Army x Fort Leavenworth, KS.
date x US Army x Service location.
1983 x US Army x Retired. When and where?
date x Civilian; Retired x 54 years of service to his Country. Career
1965 x   x Military Law Review
"Uncertainties in the Pay and Allowance Laws"
Book Review of Military Law Dictionary
June 14, 1994 x Judicial Advisor x U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals; Falls Church, VA
March, 1998 x Speaker/Conference x March, 1998/Federal Judicial Center, Washington, D.C.;
September, 2001 x Speaker/Conference x September, 2001/William S. Fulton, Jr. Appellate Military Judges' Conference; Federal Judiciary Building; Washington, D.C.
September, 2007 x Speaker/Conference x September, 2007/William S. Fulton, Jr. Appellate Military Judges' Conference; Federal Judiciary Building; Washington, D.C.
Presently x Retired x Interests.
ARTICLE: A Patriot's Heart: A Summary and Analysis of An Oral History of Colonel William S. Fulton, Jr., United States Army (Retired) (1943-1983); and Addendum To Oral History, The Clerk of Court Years (1983-1997)
1 March, 2003 175 Mil. L. Rev. 252
Author MAJOR MARY M. FOREMAN 2 Excerpt I. Introduction pa.tri.ot 'pA-trE-at, -"at, chiefly British 'pa-trE-at Function: noun Etymology: Middle French patriote compatriot, from Late Latin patriota, from Greek patriOtEs, from patria lineage, from patr-, patEr father 3 2a. One who disinterestedly or self-sacrificingly exerts himself to promote the well-being of his country.

On 20 January 1961, John F. Kennedy became the thirty-fifth President of the United States; and in his Inaugural Address in Washington, D.C., when the United States was facing difficulties both foreign and domestic, he issued his now famous challenge to the American people: "ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country."

William Sherwin Fulton, Junior, was stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the day President Kennedy spoke those words, but already the soldier-lawyer from Iowa was living them, having enlisted in 1943, fought in World War II and Korea, and accepted a battlefield commission that eventually led to a commission in The Judge Advocate General's Corps. Already Bill Fulton personified those words, and he continued to do so throughout his lifetime of service to the nation. Throughout his fifty-four years of service to the country, his tireless work ethic and selfless response to the call of duty were a model for emulation and significantly impacted the lives of those with whom he worked. While the term "patriot" has since become the name of an air defense artillery system, the title of a motion picture, and most recently the name of anti-terrorist legislation, Bill ...

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Judge Advocate General's Corps

Judge Advocate General Patch
William Sherwin Fulton, Jr.
Brigadier General, US Army
Judge Advocate General
Clerk of US Army Court of Military Review

BG William Sherwin Fulton, Jr.

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(1) The World War II Army Enlistment Records contain information on more than nine million indivdual enlistments. These records can be found online 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: William Sherwin Fulton's 1943 class page is:
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