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SLHS Alumni in Armed Forces
Through Mid-Year Graduates of 1943-1944 School Year
From November 26, 1943 STUDENT LIFE  St. Lawrence High School 
St. Lawrence, (Hand County) South Dakota

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Surname         First            Grad. Year

Anderberg       Alvin W.               1936
Anderberg       Archie A.              1940
Aymar           LaVerne F.             1937
Banning         Glen D.                1943
Becker          Milton R.              1937
Benz            Hazel M.               1939
Bridenbaugh     Neal G.                1939
Bush            James                  1940
Clegg           Brice E.               1943
Danburg         LeRoy L.               1936
Dennis          Durwood E. 'Jack'      1944*
Evans           Francis               #
Evans           Eugene                #
Ford            Harrison               1940
Freimark        Eston                  1935
Grey            Lyle R.                1934
Halpin          Lois J.                1939
Hurlbut         Leland                 1941
Lacey           Shirley 'Dick'         1939
Lanz            Louie C.               1941
Meehan          Everett L.             1936
Meehan          Byron E.               1943
Nelson          Kenneth                1941
Palmer          Loren M.               1938
Patterson       Eugene                 1938
Shoop           Burdell F.             1935
Shoop           James                  1940
Shoop           Herbert                1938
Starks          Robert W.              1944*
Stechmann       Warren T.              1940
Stechmann       Reginald               1935
VanZee          Elvin L.               1944*
Verdugt         V. Dale                1936
Weaver          Charles                1938
Weaver          L. Marie               1938
Welbes          Richard                1936
Williams        Doris                  1929
Wilson          Howard A.              1941
Wilson          George R.              1944*
From the November 26, 1943 STUDENT LIFE - page 4

    Jack Dennis, Elvin VanZee and George Wilson, three senior boys, received their call to be inducted into the Army, December 7, 1943..
From the December 23, 1943 issue of the STUDENT LIFE Vol X No. 3

MID-YEAR GRADUATION
    This year the Senior class faces something new and different from other classes that have graduated from this school. It is the midyear graduation which is a necessity this year because of the present conflict in the world today.
    Those boys who are eighteen or will be before the last of January will make up this class so they may join the Armed Forces are: Robert W. Starks, Elvin L. VanZee, George R. Wilson, Byron E. Meehan, and Durwood E. Dennis.
    Baccalaureate will be held in the St. Lawrence Community Church January 23. Rev. Luke will preach the sermon.
    Commencement will be January 28, (1944) in the high school gymnasium. The speaker will be the Honorable Clifford Walsh of Miller.
    With the new Selective Service ruling the boys will be inducted into the Armed Services immediately after graduation.
    Best wishes go to the boys from the student body as they go to serve Uncle Sam.
Note: The December 23, 1943 issue of the STUDENT LIFE was the last published. Other SLHS students and alumni served in WWII and the Armed Forces after this date. This list may not be complete if info wasn't known to the students publishing this school newspaper. CSR
Last modified by Carolyn S. Rosemore 9 Jan 2006
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