The Memorial Honor Roll at the Iowa Memorial Union recognizes the students and alumni of The University of Iowa who have given their lives in service to the nation as members of the armed forces.
“And if this magnificent structure is to fulfill the dreams out of which it has arisen it can only do so by stirring the impulses of the young men and women of Iowa to lives of service to mankind.”
- James Weaver
Iowa Memorial Union dedication
February 6, 1926
Memorial Honor Roll
The main memorial display is located on the first floor and honors all UI students and alumni who died during U.S. armed conflicts. Located in the Hubbard Commons, a glass case encloses American and Iowan flags, with plaques listing the names of students and alumni who died during World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The names of the fallen are also listed in this digital honor roll by conflict below.
- 1914-1918 and the years following.
- 1939-1945 and the years following.
- 1950 and the years following.
- 1962 and the years following.
- 2003 and the years following.
"Some left an office, cornfield, factory, But these men left the study of mankind, Glory and gloom of mortal history, The wonder, madness, logic of the mind, The live cell, atoms cunningly combined. They closed their books, death closed their eyes, so we, The lucky Iowa living, still could find A future in our human liberty."
From “For the Iowa Dead”
Service of Dedication of the Memorial Honor Roll at the Iowa Memorial Union, March 25, 1956
Main Lounge entrance, east side
In the Main Lounge entrance on the east side of the IMU, plaques hang commemorating the university's service in training navy personnel for World War II. The walls are engraved with quotes outlining the building's purpose.
Main Lounge entrance, north side engraving
"And if this magnificent structure is to fulfill the dreams out of which it has arisen it can only do so by stirring the impulses of the young men and women of Iowa to lives...of service to mankind."
Main Lounge entrance, south side engraving
"...So this memorial union, this temple, this rendezvous of youth and hope and possibility, rises in memory of the university's sacred dead, dedicated to the ideal of service for which they made a supreme sacrifice."
by Ellen M. Rich
Published by the State Historical Society of Iowa, 1918
by Paul Engle
Written for a Service of Dedication at the State University of Iowa, 25 March 1956
About this page
This online representation of the Memorial Honor Roll is a joint project of the Iowa Memorial Union of The University of Iowa, University of Iowa Veterans Services, the University of Iowa chapter of Student Veterans of America, and the University of Iowa Archives, University of Iowa Libraries.
World War I
1914-1918 and the years following
Adams, Cloyde, 1918-19, USA
Allen, Charles Frederick, 1910-12, USA
Barry, William John, 1906-09, CAC
Becker, Fred H. , 1915-17, USMC
Benton, Charles E. , 1915-17, USA
Bond, F. D. , USA
Bowers, Lewis Nelson, 1910-12, USA
Bryson, Harold Lewis, 1901-08, USA
Carter, Lloyd Hawley, 1915-18, IRFC
Carpenter, Wallace B. , 1918-19, USA
Case, Lyman E. , 1914-17, USA
Christiansen, Rushmer, 1908-13, USN
Clark, Charles McCreary, 1915-17, USA
Cloe, Carl Wilson, 1910-12, USA
Cochran, Paul S. , 1916-18, USA
Coxe, Harold J. B.
World War II
1939-1945 and the years following
Aikens, Philip Raymond, 1939-40, USMC
Allred, Robert E. , 1934-35, USAF
Anderson, Ernest L. , 1941-43, USAF
Anderson, Franklin J. , 1938-40, USAF
Anderson, Frederick E. , 1934-38, USA
Anderson, James M. , Jr. , 1936-37, USAF
Anderson, Lawrence D. , 1939-40, USN
Angel, James Alfred, 1933-37, USAF
Arnold, Robert Dodge, 1936-40, USA
Asa, Marion Lee, 1941-42, USN
Baker, Lowell Dean, 1937-40, USAF
Baker, Marshall C. , 1941-43, USN
Baker, Robert Ward, 1934-40, USA
Baldwin, Thomas Arlando, 1925-30, USN
Ballard, Ted Allen, 1939-41, USAF
Barlow, Howard H. , 1916-20, USA
Barnes, Dale E.
1950 and the years following
Alling, John Wesley, 1948-50, USA
Bristow, John Barry, 1947-50, USA
Burge, Burton, 1950-51, USAF
Chapman, Raymond Curtis, 1949-51, USMC
Corder, Harold W. , 1934-40, USA
Fairless, Clyde J. , Jr. , 1934-43, USMC
Fiser, Leonard, 1948-51, USAF
Gleason, Harry H. , 1937-39, USAF
Hansen, Darrell Jay, 1947-51, USA
Hills, Leslie Bruce, 1939-43, USA
Hughes, William Evan, 1933-39, USA
Leeper, Offie L. , Jr. , 1946-50, USA
McKinistry, Richard C. , 1941-47, USA
Mathre, Albert K. , 1942-49, USA
Mayo, Kenneth Paul, 1947-51, USAF
Meyer, James Riley, 1946-50, USMC
Niemann, Robert C.
Southeast Asian Conflict
1962 and the years following
Ballheim, Richard A. , 1966, USA
Barton, Dennis M. , 1956-59, USN
Camp, James D. , 1965-67, USA
Carter, John E. , Jr. , 1967-69, USMC
Cook, Dwight W. , 1966-67, USAF
Dautremont, Dennis D. , 1964-66, USA
Donahue, Richard E. , 1950-54, USN
Dostal, Thomas J. , 1963-68, USA
Gaulocher, Francis L. , 1964-65, USA
Hammel, Kenneth D. , 1961-69, USA
Higgins, William P. , 1963-67, USMC
Hise, James H. , 1961, USN
Holland, Douglas C. , 1962-64, USA
Holt, Marshall M. , Jr. , 1951-56, USAF
Jensen, Harold N.
Operation Enduring Freedom
2003 and the years following
Miller, Robert J. , 2003, USA
Lowry, Conner, Chicago, 2011, USMC
Honor roll code
ARC – American Red Cross
CS – Civil Service
IRFC – Imperial Royal Flying Corps
POW – Prisoner of War
RCAF – Royal Canadian Air Force
USA – U. S. Army
USAF – U. S. Air Force
USCG – U. S. Coast Guard
USMC – U. S. Marine Corps
USMCR – U. S. Marine Corps Reserve
USMM – U. S. Merchant Marine
USN – U. S. Navy
USNR – U. S.
There are a variety of groups and organizations working to educate the public, preserve the memory of the fallen, and help keep the history alive around the country. Below is more information about some of these groups and projects. Faces to Go With Names: Iowa’s Fallen Vietnam Soldiers
A Facebook group working to collect pictures of Iowa's Fallen Vietnam Soldiers. Iowa Veterans Cemetery
The first federally funded construction of a state-owned and operated veterans cemetery in the State of Iowa serving the veteran population throughout the state and around the country, located in Van Meter, Iowa.
Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award
The Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award was established in 2015 to honor distinguished members of the armed forces who have demonstrated exceptional service to both the United States and their communities. Five veterans including one current University of Iowa student are selected annually for the award.
Distinguished qualitiesRecipients of the Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award have demonstrated these upstanding qualities.
A strong University of Iowa connection
Honorable service to our country
Military accomplishment or contributions
Service to the community
2019 award recipientsDr. Kathleen “Kitty” Buckwalter, U. S. Navy Nurse Corps
Larry Hershberger, U. S.