North High School Wall of Honor
Elizabeth Anne Nemmers
Class of June, 1940
Elizabeth Anne Nemmers graduated in the June, 1940 class. Her next-of-kin is listed as Mr. and Mrs. William P. Nemmers, 3916 10th Street, Des Moines, IA. At the time of enlistment, Betty's address is listed as 3916 10th Street, Des Moines, IA. Elizabeth Anne's service number was 7672348.
Elizabeth Anne Nemmers
Year x Rank/Event x Status
June, 1940 x Graduation x North High School
August 10, 1944 x Enlisted x Enlisted in the US Navy at *KRNT Recruiting Station in Des Moines, IA.
1944 x Basic Training x U.S.N.T.S., Bronx, New York
date x Training x U.S.N.H., St. Albans, L.I., N.Y.
date x Training x Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C.
March 16, 1946 x US Navy/Rank x Discharged
August 26, 1950 x Family x Married Dr. Robert Riordan, DVM.
Jun 1949 x Location x Lived at 706 Euclid Avenue in Des Moines and 3916 10th Street in Des Moines
date x US Navy Reserves x Navy Reserves?
bef March 2, 2021 x Residence x 4000 Ovid Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310
March 2, 2021 x Deceased x Des Moines, IA 50310
Nemmers Photo Nemmers Photo
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KRNT Recruiting Station photo of Betty Nemmers
in uniform
*Des Moines Armed Forces
Examining and Entrance Station (AFEES at KRNT)
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Elizabeth Anne Nemmers
Rank, US Navy
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
2nd Army

3rd Army

Bureau of
Medicine and Surgery

Photo of Elizabeth Anne Nemmers
in uniform

Army Commendation Medal w/two Oak Leaf Clusters; Valley Force Teachers' Medal; Army Reserves Meritorious Service
Army Commendation Medal
w/two Oak Leaf Clusters
Valley Forge Teachers Medal;
Freedom Foundation
Army Reserves Meritorious Service

Women of the Sea Services

US Recruiting Services
US Recruiting Service

(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 1893-2021 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 Elizabeth Anne Nemmers' 1940 class page can be viewed at
08/03/14. Died in Des Moines, IA: 03/02/21.
Music: "Wind Beneath My Wings"
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