KAUFFMAN, Donald, CTRC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
CTR-0000-Cryptologic Technician Collection
Last Rating/NEC Group
Cryptologic Technician Collection
Primary Unit
1969-1970, CTA-0000, NSGA Northwest Chesapeake, VA
Service Years
1942 - 1970
CTR-Cryptologic Technician Collection
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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Loyal, Wis.
Last Address
Grace Edgewood Assisted Living Facility in Altoona, Wis.

Date of Passing
May 26, 2015
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 20


 Unofficial Badges 

US Army Honorable Discharge US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Golden Dragon




 Military Association Memberships
Post 175
  1945, American Legion, Post 175 (Recorder) (Loyal, Wisconsin) [Verified] - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

CTRC Donald L. Kauffman, USN (Ret.)
U.S. Army 1942-1946, U.S. Navy 1952-1970

Donald Lawrence Kauffman was originally from Loyal, Wisconsin. When asked about his career, he always stated he was a “Military Man”.

After graduation from Loyal High School in 1940, he entered into military service with the U. S. Army and was assigned to the 9th Armored Division, Combat Command B. He entered the European Theater of Operations shortly after D-Day in 1944 and was closely involved in combat operations that included the Battle of the Bulge and as a member of the first unit to cross the Rhine River into Germany. For these actions he received the Presidential Unit Citation. He remained in the U. S. Army of Occupation and was discharged from the service in 1946.

Don attended Whitewater State Teachers College (UW-Whitewater) for a few years and then returned to served in the U. S. Navy in 1952.


Don performed his initial Navy service in the pacific, serving on Johnston Island; Guam; Kwajalein; Atsugi, Japan and Yokosuka, Japan. He then served aboard the USS Henderson, USS Perkins, USS Braine, USS Mullany, USS William Seiverling, USS Hanson and NCU-38 (Navy Cyber Unit).

After attending further cryptologic technician schools at NSA Washington, D.C., and Pensacola,  FL, he went on to serve with the Naval Security Group Activities at Karamursel, Turkey; Bremerhaven, Germany; Zweibrucken, Germany; Edzell, Scotland; Key West, FL; Midway Island; Kami Seya, Japan; Sasebo, Japan and NSGA Northwest, VA. In 1970, after 20-plus years of military service, he retired from the U. S. Navy as a CTRC (Cryptologic Technician Radio Chief).

Military citations and awards included: Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Army Good Conduct Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medals, China Service Medal, WWII American Campaign Medal, and the WWII European Theater Campaign Medal with three Battle Stars, WWII Victory Medal, Army Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medals, Korean War Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal.
   
Other Comments:
Donald L. Kauffman was a life long member of the Loyal United Methodist Church, and a life member of the American Legion Post 175 of Loyal, WI and the Masonic Lodge F&AM #317 of Owen, WI.

   
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 Duty Stations
<B>US Army (USA)</b>US NavyRTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)COMNAVSECGRU/Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) - Naval Security Group Detachment (NSGD)
Naval District Washington, DCNaval Communications Training Center (Faculty Staff)/NTTC Corry Field, Pensacola, FL (Faculty Staff)COMNAVSECGRU
  1942-1946, US Army (USA)
  1946-1952, Broken Service
  1952-1952, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1953-1954, CT-0000, NSGA Imperial Beach
  1964-1964, CTR-0000, Naval District Washington, DC/Naval Support Activity Washington (NSA Washington)
  1964-1965, CT-2735, Naval Communications Training Center (Faculty Staff)/NTTC Corry Field, Pensacola, FL (Faculty Staff)
  1969-1970, CTA-0000, NSGA Northwest Chesapeake, VA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Normandy Campaign (1944)/Operation Overlord
  1944-1945 Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of the Bulge
  1952-1953 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  1947-1949, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater2
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