North High School Wall of Honor
James Lee Mossman
Class of August, 1946
Research done by Claradell Shedd, class of 1953. PAGE IN PROGRESS
James Lee Mossman
Enlistment group at Recruiting Center; August 28, 1946   Jim enlisted in August, 1946 after graduating from North High in June, 1946. At the time, his next of kin were Mr. and Mrs. Duane L. Mossman, between Harding Road and Cottage Grove, Des Moines, IA. His service number was 17205766.

Photo at left shows Jim and a number of other North High grads at the Recruitment Center on August 28, 1946 as they enlisted. Click on photo at left to see larger image
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James Lee Mossman
Year   Rank   Status
August, 1946 x Graduation x Graduated from North High School.
August 28, 1946 x Enlisted x Enlisted in US Army, Des Moines, IA at the Old Federal Building
August,1946 x US Army x Fort Snelling, MN for processing.
August, 1946 x US Army x Fort Riley, KS
August, 1946   US Army x Basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky for field artillery training 105mm Howitzer. 3rd Armored Division
early 1948   US Army/Tec4 x Discharged; Mustered out at Fort Knox, KY. Joined US Army Reserve.
early 1948 x Enroute x Train to Des Moines.
early 1948-1949 x Employment x Worked at Nielsen Greenhouse, Des Moines, IA
September 1, 1950 x Family x Married Helene Wahl Nielsen at Grace Methodist Church, Des Moines, IA
1952-1977 x Employment x Worked at Iowa Power and Light Company for 40 years. Technician and head of Work Center in Clive, IA. Manager of Service in Western Division, Clive.
1977-1992 x Employment x Managed Work Center of Iowa Power and Light Company in Council Bluffs, IA
1992 x Retired x In Council Bluffs, IA
2009 x Relocated x Moved to Iowa City, IA
Old Federal Court House, Des Moines, IA (left) Old Federal Court House
(below; l-r)
Fort Snelling, MN for processing; Fort Filey, KS
Fort Knox, KY for basic training
Mossman photo coming Mossman
Fort Snelling, MN Fort Riley, KS Fort Knox, KY

US Army Seal

3rd Armored Division
James Lee Mossman
3rd Armored Division
US Army

Mossman photo conming
US Army Field Artillery

US Army Field Artillery Patch

WWII Victory Medal      M-1 credential granted August 21, 1947

WWII Victory Medal; Marksman M-1 Carbine
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 James Lee Mossman's 1946 class page can be viewed at
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