North High School Wall of Honor
Frederick Sherman Nance, Jr.
Class of January, 1937
Research done by Claradell Shedd, Class of 1953. PAGE IN PROGRESS
Frederick Sherman Nance, Jr.

Ted graduated in the January, 1937 North High class.. He enlisted at Camp Dodge, IA. His service number was 37-662-355. Ted's next of kin was listed as Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Sherman Nance, Sr, 3926 8th Street Place, Des Moines, IA.

Frederick Sherman Nance, Jr. (correct information coming)
Year   Rank   Status
January, 1937   Graduated   Graduated from North High School, Des Moines, IA.
1937-1939 x Employed x Insurance trainee in Des Moines, IA.
March, 1943
x x Iowa State College, Ames, IA. Graduated with civil engineering degree. In ROTC at Iowa State.
April 9, 1943 x Enlisted in
x Camp Dodge Herrold, Polk County, IA.
1943 x Basic Training x March Field, Riverside, CA
December 28, 1943 x US Army
Corps of Engineers
x Transport to South Pacific. What vessel?
1943 x US Army
Corps of Engineers
x Ship torpedoed. Six survivors.
date x US Army/
Corps of Engineers

Stationed in Australia, New Guinea. Designing and constructing air fields in Burma, etc.

date x US Army/
Corps of Engineers
x Stationed in Toyko, Japan
April 4, 1946 x US Army x Returned to United States
July 12, 1946 x US Army/
Corps of Engineers/CPT
x Discharged when and where?
1946 x Family x Married Grace Gantt whom he met in the Philippines. She had attended and graduated from Iowa State in the same class of Frederick (Ted), but they had not known one another then.
date x US Army/
Corps of Engineers
x Started civil engineering firm in Omaha, NE (Nance Company)
1949-1951? x Recalled into military/
US Army/2nd Lt.
x To Fort Belvoir, VA for training during Korean War.
date x US Army/Mgr x Discharged when and where?
date x Civilian x Returned to resume career with civil engineering firm of Nance Company in Omaha, NE
date-present x Retirement x Oro Valley, AZ.
Appropriate text to follow:
*84th Combat Engineers
(which group of engineers?)
In 1950 the Battalion deployed to Korea in support of the United Nations Forces. The 84th participated in all ten campaigns of the Korean Conflict, and it was there that the I Corps Commander, Lt.General John W. "Iron Mike" O'Daniel, gave the 84th the nickname: "Conquerors of the Imjin".

The 84th EBC, now designated The 84th Engineer Battalion (Combat)(Heavy), traces its roots in the Pacific to the Korean War. It was during Korea that the words "Never Daunted" were adopted as the unit motto. This was the sobriquet used by South Korean President Syngman Rhee to characterize the battalion's performance as he presented the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation to the unit for bridging the lmjin River.
Ft. Belvoir, VA 2nd Lt.
March Field, Riverside, CA
Photos in field during military service
correct photos coming
Frederick Sherman Nance, Jr.
US Corps of Engineers
United States Army

US Army Seal

US Army Corps of Engineers

84th Combat Engineers

Photo coming:
Frederick Sherman Nance, Jr.
Expert Rifle Badge

Good Conduct Medal

US Army Captain bars

Correct medals coming:
Asiatic Pacific w/2 stars; WWII Victory Medal;
American Area Campaign,
Philippine Liberation
(1) Information was obtained from the Records on Military Personnel Who Died, were Missing in Action, or Prisoners of War as a result of the Vietnam War. This document can be found online at the National Archives and Records Administration 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 all North High School graduates can be found online at Frederick Sherman Nance, Jr.,'s 1937 class page can be viewed at
11/24/11. Lives in AZ.
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