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
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 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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Donald Lawrence Kauffman was originally from Loyal, born May 24, 1922, the son of Vernard and Elva (Shupe) Kauffman. 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. He attended Whitewater State Teachers College (UW-Whitewater) for a few years and then returned to served in the U. S. Navy in 1952

   
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65 Members Also There at Same Time
Broken Service

Allen, Edwin, PO1, (1944-1974) 00 00-0000 Other Service Rank
Alumbaugh, Maurice, PO1, (1942-1953) 00 Other Service Rank
BALLARD, HUGH Lee, PO1, (1941-1967) 00 00-0000 Other Service Rank
Barnett, Ollie, SN, (1942-1965) 00 00-0000 Other Service Rank
Carpenter, Malcolm Scott, CDR, (1943-1969) 00 00-0000 Other Service Rank
Doyle, Joseph, PO3, (1944-1961) 00 00-0000 Other Service Rank
Gutierrez, Louis, SCPO, (1943-1969) 00 00-0000 Other Service Rank
Jackson, William, PO3, (1944-1953) 00 00-0000 Other Service Rank
STROH, Albert, CAPT, (1942-1974) 00 Other Service Rank
Cottrill, George Norman, PO2, (1944-1952) [Other Service Rank]
Crosby, Philip Bayard, PO2, (1944-1952) [Other Service Rank]
Daley, Hubert, PO1, (1941-1947) [Other Service Rank]
Gannon, Frances X., CAPT, (1945-1977) [Other Service Rank]
STACK, James Edmund, MCPO, (1941-1985) [Other Service Rank]
FURER, Julius, RADM, (1897-1945) Rear Admiral Upper Half
Backus, Standish, CDR, (1940-1956) Commander
SHEPLER, Dwight, CDR, (1942-1947) Commander
DERTIEN, Donald, CAPT, (1940-1968) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Laboon, John, CAPT, (1943-1980) Lieutenant
Bartley, Richard, LT, (1942-1952) OFF 230X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Coghlan, Francis, LCDR, (1943-1965) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Cummings, Charles W, RADM, (1943-1974) Lieutenant Junior Grade
SNYDER, Harry, LCDR, (1941-1969) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Watts, Fenwich, LT, (1943-1953) OFF 191X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Chun, Newton, LCDR, (1941-1970) OFF 210X Ensign
Gravely, Samuel L., VADM, (1942-1980) Ensign
Stoll, Linus, CDR, (1943-1986) OFF 111X Ensign
Rixey, Charles, RDML, (1944-1978) Other Service Rank
Taylor, Jesse Junior, CDR, (1942-1965) Other Service Rank
Abbott, John Edward, CAPT, (1945-1966) Naval Aviation Cadet
Crooks, Dennis, MCPO, (1939-1967) Chief Petty Officer
Baxter, Robert, PO1, (1943-1952) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Boffi, Francesco Verrznzio, PO1, (1942-1953) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Devlin, James AM AMS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Devlin, James, PO1, (1942-1951) AM AMS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Hogan, Philip, MCPO, (1943-1970) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
LOYLE, Robert Earl, PO1, (1941-1954) CE CE-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Stuvengen, Barbara (Bobbe), PO1, (1945-1959) .V Sp(V) Petty Officer First Class
Demoree, Alfred Gasper, PO1, (1944-1952) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Demorest, Robert Vernon, PO2, (1941-1952) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Dolan, Owen, CPO, (1940-1970) Petty Officer Second Class
Mulrooney, George, CPO, (1942-1969) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Tracy, Keith, MCPO, (1943-1971) HM HM-5307 Petty Officer Second Class
Verdolini, Vincent, PO2, (1943-1951) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Baker, Walter, PO3, (1943-1952) SH SH-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Brown, Ronald, SCPO, (1943-1968) Petty Officer Third Class
Jones, Roger, PO1, (1943-1955) ARM ARM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Odegaard, Linus, PO3, (1945-1952) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Paulus, Eugene Albert, PO3, (1943-1945) SC SC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Willey, Walter, CPO, (1944-1986) FC FC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Asmussen, Glenn Edward, PO1, (1942-1966) SN SN-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Glassford, Carl Jerome, PO2, (1943-1966) TM TM-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Krakovsky, Solomon, SN, (1940-1954) SN SN-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Mckenzie, John, PO3, (1944-1954) BM BM-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Mollohan, William, PO2, (1944-1966) FT FT-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Moorehead, Luther, SCPO, (1946-1967) Seaman 1st Class
Verdolini, Vincent, PO2, (1943-1951) Seaman 1st Class
Bannister, Howard William, CPO, (1946-1967) Seaman
Flynn, Paul, SN, (1944-1951) Seaman

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