North High School Wall of Honor
Clarence Loring Simpson
Class of January or June, 1922?
Research done by Claradell Shedd, Class of 1953.
Clarence Loring Simpson
Clarence might have graduated in the January or June, 1922 North High class. He enlisted or was drafted at Fort MacArthur/San Pedro, California on March 25, 1942. His.service number was 570145926. Clarence was married at the time to______________________.
Clarence Loring Simpson
Year x Rank x Status
January or June, 1922 x Graduated x Graduated from North High, Des Moines, IA.
1922-1926 x Education x Drake University for three years to include 1926
1930 x Residence x 1930 Census indicates residence at 1202 14th Street in Des Moines, IA
date x Employment x Where and when?
1940 x Residence x 1940 Census indicates residence at 6515 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA
March 25, 1942 x US Army/PVT x Enlisted or was drafted at Fort MacArthur/San Pedro, CA. Quartermaster Corps
date x Family x Married to Beulah Lee Bell (d.03/13/82)
date x US Army x Basic Training. Where and when?
April 1, 1943 x US Army/Captain x Discharged
date x Detail x Detail
date x Detail x Detail
October 31, 1945 x US Army x Discharged.
date x   x Detail
date x Detail x Detail
1983 x Detail x Detail
1989 x Detail x Detail
date x Retirement x Living in Sun City, AZ
November 14, 1982 x Deceased x Buried in Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, IA
In which group did he serve after induction in California?
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier; Sunday, December 24, 2000
Fairview Cemetery, Cedar Falls, IA
Clarence Loring Simpson
Quartermaster Corps
United States Army

US Army Seal

Clarence Loring Simpson

Quartermaster Corps

WWII Victory; European-African-Middle Eastern Theater w/4 Bronze Battle Stars; Good Conduct, Sharpshooter Medal/Rifle

Correct medals coming:
WWII Victory Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Theater w/4 Bronze Battle Stars for
Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe, andGround Combat;
Good Conduct Medal; Sharpshooter Medal/Rifle
(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 North High graduates can be found online at Clarence Loring Simpson's 1922 class page is
Died: November 14, 1982 in Sun City, AZ
Music: "Wind Beneath My Wings"
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