North High School Wall of Honor
Harold Keith Scott
Class of June, 1943
Research done by Claradell Shedd, Class of 1953.
Harold Keith Scott

Keith graduated in the June, 1943 North High class. He enlisted or was drafted when and where? His service number was 522057/3100. Keith's next of kin was listed as Mr. Ray Scott, 815 Euclid Avenue, Des Moines, IA.

Harold Keith Scott
Year   Rank   Status
June, 1943   Graduated   Graduated from North High School, Des Moines, IA.
July, 1943 x Drafted or enlisted?
US Marine Corps
x Drafted or enlisted where?
July, 1943 x Flight training x Ottumwa, IA; Corpus Christi, TX, etc.
date x Stationed? x What happened during this period of several years?
February, 1946 x US Marine Corps/2nd Lt. x Received wings and flew Corsairs
April, 1946 x US Marine Corps/2nd Lt. x Opa-Locka Naval Air Station, Miami, FL.
August, 1946 x US Marine Corps/2nd Lt. x Resigned commission in order to get college degree
Sept, 1946-
June, 1949
x Student x Iowa State College, Ames, IA
July. 1949-
March, 1950
x US Navy/Ensign, Supply Corps x Navy Supply School; Bayonne, NJ
April, 1950-
July, 1950
x US Navy/Ensign, Supply Corps x Great Lakes Naval Air Station, IL
July, 1950-
April, 1952
x US Navy/Ensign x Aboard aircraft carrier USS Mindoro (120) and Norfolk, VA (pic below)
May, 1952-
Sept, 1952
x US Navy/Lt. j.g. x Korean War. Aboard USS Strong (DD-758) destroyer (pic below)
Oct, 1952-
August, 1954
x US Navy/Lt. j.g. x Naval Aviation Supply Office;
Philadelphia, PA
Sept, 1954-
August, 1955
x US Navy/Lt. x

Stanford University; Palo Alto, CA.
Master's degree

xx US Navy/Lt.x x Yokosaka, Japan
August, 1957-
January, 1958
x US Navy/Lt.x x Naval Post Graduate School
Monterey, CA
Feb., 1958-
March, 1961
x US Navy/LCDR x North Island Naval Air Station;
Coronado, CA
March, 1961-
Oct, 1961
x US Navy/LCDR x Bremerton Naval Ship Yard;
Bremerton, WA
Oct, 1961-
July, 1963
x US Navy/CDR x Aboard helicopter carrier USS Iwo Jima (LPH2)
(pic below)
August, 1963-
Jan, 1966
x US Navy/CDR x Washington, D.C.
Also master's degree at George Washington University
Jan, 1966-
June, 1966
x US Navy/CDR x Armed Forces Staff College;
Norfolk, VA
July, 1966-
July, 1969
x US Navy/CDR x Supply Department; Naval Air Station;
Pensacola, FL
July, 1969-1972 x US Navy/Captain x Crystal City;
Washington, D.C.
July, 1972
x Retired x Pictures #6, #7 below
July, 1972-1985 x Deputy Director x Deputy Director;
Michigan Department of Transportation;
Lansing, MI
1985-1991 x Retired x Gulf Breeze, FL
x Civilian x Azalea Trace; Pensacola, FL
May 23, 2012 x Deceased x Pensacola, FL
2nd Lt. Harold Keith Scott, USMC; 02/46; with Corsair, 04/46
USS Mindoro (CVE-120)
Mighty Minnie
(USS Mindoro CVE-120 Insignia)
Insignia and photo of USS Strong (DD-758) Destroyer (Korean War/1952)
Jack eventually was transferred to the Oceanus, Hull ARB-2/LST-518, Aristaeus-class battle damage repair ship (below) in the San Francisco Bay area.
Insignia and photo of USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2) Helicopter Carrier
Harold Keith Scott
Navy Supply Corps
United States Navy
US Navy Seal

Navy Aviator's Wings

Captain, Supply Corps, 1972
Navy Officer Cap Device

US Navy Supply Corps

US Navy Captain; Supply Corps

American Campaign; Victory Medal; Navy Expeditionary Medal; United National Service Medal/Korea; Korean War Medal

American Campaign; Victory Medal; Navy Expeditionary Medal;
United Nations Service Medal/Korea;
Korean War Medal;
National Defense with Star; Korea Service Medal with Star;
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal;
Marine Corps Occupation Medal;
Korean Defense Service Medal
(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 1893-2021 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: Harold Keith Scott's 1943 class page is:
07/13/10: Retired in FL. Died 05/23/12.
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