North High School Wall of Honor
Frank Carson Lorey, Sr.
Class of June, 1918
Frank Carson Lorey; 1918
Research done by Claradell Shedd, Class of 1953.
Frank Carson Lorey, Sr.
Frank graduated in the June, 1918 North High class. He enlisted or was drafted at Camp Dodge, IA. His service number was __________.Frank's next of kin was listed as Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Lorey, 3916 Ninth Street, Des Moines, IA
Frank Carson Lorey, Sr.
Year x Rank x Status
June, 1918 x x Graduated from North High, Des Moines, IA. Living at 3916 Ninth Street in Oak Park neighborhood of Des Moines.
September 1918 x x Drake University on football scholarship.
September 12, 1918 x x Living at 3105 5th Street, Des Moines, IA, while at Drake University
1920 x Civilian x 1920 Census shows him living at 3916 Ninth Street in Oak Park neighborhood
1922 x Education x Graduated from Drake University; Graduate in URBE
February 1, 1923 x US Army x Commissioned Second Lieutenant.
February 3, 1923 x Family x Married to Lucille Van Horn in Indianola, IA
March 17, 1923 x US Army x Date of Federal Recognition for US Army rank in Company C, 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division (Red Bull) usually out of Camp Dodge, IA
July 1, 1923 x US Army x Adjutant General's Report states resignation this date. Discharged?
1925 x Civilian x Iowa State Census shows
1930 x Civilian x 1930 Census shows Frank C. and Lucille D. Lorey living at 3615 North 52nd, Omaha, NE
1940 x Civilian x 1940 Census shows Frank C. and Lucille D. Lorey living at 1914 Clinton Avenue, Des Moines, IA
1950-1960 x Employment x Des Moines City Vehicle Testing Station
1950-1973 x x Frank and Lucille lived at 1014 Clinton Avenue in Des Moines
April 12, 1973 x Deceased x Buried in Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, IA.
168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division
Camp Dodge, IA.
The 34th Infantry Division is an infantry division of the United States Army, part of the National Guard, that participated in World War I, World War II and multiple current conflicts. It was the first American division deployed to Europe in World War II, where it fought with great distinction in the Italian Campaign.

The division was deactivated in 1945, and the 47th "Viking" Infantry Division later created in the division's former area. In 1991 the 47th Division was redesignated the 34th. Since 2001 division soldiers have served on homeland security duties in the continental United States, in Afghanistan, and in Iraq. The 34th has also been deployed to support peacekeeping efforts in the former Yugoslavia and elsewhere.

The division continues to serve today, with most of the division part of the Minnesota and Iowa National Guard. In 2011, it was staffed by roughly 6,500 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard, 2,900 from the Iowa National Guard, about 300 from the Nebraska National Guard, and about 100 from other states.

The division was established as the 34th of the National Guard in August 1917, consisting of units from North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota. On 25 August 1917, it was placed under the command of Maj. Gen. Augustus P. Blocksom] who was succeeded by Brig. Gen. Frank G. Mauldin briefly on 18 September 1917 but was back in command by 10 December 1917.

The division initially included the 67th Infantry Brigade, formed in August 1917 in the Iowa and Nebraska National Guards and the 68th Infantry Brigade. The 67th Brigade comprised the 133rd Infantry Regiment and the 134th Infantry Regiment. The 68th Brigade comprised the 135th Infantry Regiment and the 136th Infantry Regiment.

The division takes its name from the shoulder sleeve insignia designed for a 1917 training camp contest by American regionalist artist Marvin Cone, who was then a soldier enlisted in the unit.[9] Cone's design evoked the desert training grounds of Camp Cody, New Mexico, by superimposing a red steer skull over a black Mexican water jug called an "olla." In World War I, the unit was called the "Sandstorm Division." German troops in World War II, however, called the U.S. division's soldiers "Red Devils" and "Red Bulls," the division later officially adopted the divisional nickname Red Bulls.

Brig. Gen. Frank G. Mauldin took command. The 34th Division arrived in France in October 1918 but it was too late for the division to be sent to the front, as the end of hostilities was near, an armistice being signed the following month.

Brig. Gen. John A. Johnston took command 26 October 1918, and some personnel were sent to other units to support their final operations. The 34th returned to the U.S. and was inactivated in December 1918.

The 67th Infantry Brigade was disbanded in February 1919, but formed again in 1921, still as part of the 34th Division.

On 17 January 1921, the 109th Observation Squadron was federally recognized as the first aviation unit in the Minnesota National Guard. The squadron was assigned as a divisional observation unit for the 34th Division, at that time recruiting from Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota.[13] The 34th was reorganized as the 1st Infantry Regiment, Minnesota National Guard on 31 January 1920.
168th Infantry Regiment; 34th Infantry Division (Red Bull)
Frank Carson Lorey, Sr. gravesite
Frank Carson Lorey, Sr.; Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, IA
Frank Carson Lorey, Sr
Second Lieutenant
34th Infantry Division
United States Army
US Army Seal

34th Infantry Division: Red Bull

(Hopefully) Correct military uniform picture coming. Correct uniform patches coming.

168th Infantry Regiment

Army Rifle Expert

Second Lieutenant Bar

WWII Victory Medal; European-African-Middle East Theater w/2 Bronze Stars for Rhineland and Central Europe; Meritorious Unit Award Ribbon and Patch; Good Conduct Medal

Correct medals coming: WWII Victory Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Theater w/2 Bronze Stars for
Rhineland and Central Europe; Meritorious Unit Award ribbon and patch; Good Conduct 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 1893-2018 graduation classes are from Claradell Shedd's North Des Moines High School website. The names of North High graduates can be found online at Frank Carson Lorey's 1918 class page is
Died: 04/12/73 in Des Moines, IA
Music: "Wind Beneath My Wings"
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