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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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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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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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  1964-1965, CT-2735, Naval Communications Training Center (Faculty Staff)/NTTC Corry Field, Pensacola, FL (Faculty Staff)

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Last Updated: Jul 2, 2018
Memories For This Unit

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USNCTC Pensacola, FL. 
Promotion to CTCA ("R" Br.)
16 May, 1965. 

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77 Members Also There at Same Time
NTTC Corry Field, Pensacola, FL (Faculty Staff)

Smith, Melvin Douglas, CPO, (1956-1967) CT CT-9502 Chief Petty Officer
Wilson, James, CPO, (1958-1972) CT CT-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Kuehn, John, CPO, (1961-1983) CTM CTM-9252 Petty Officer First Class
Krebs, William, PO1, (1959-1981) CTR CTR-2406 Petty Officer Second Class
Vallance, Sam, CPO, (1955-1978) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Estrup, Hector F. Jansen, SCPO, (1964-1980) CT CT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Pratt, Orville, CPO, (1961-1982) CT CT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Sutton, Harry, LCDR, (1961-1983) CT CT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Kress, Don, PO1, (1962-1977) CT CT-0000 Seaman 1st Class
ADAMS, W. C., FN, (1965-1970) SN SN-9720 Seaman
Bedingfield, James, PO1, (1964-1988) CT CT-0000 Seaman
Beers, Donald, PO2, (1963-1971) CT CT-0000 Seaman
Blackburn, Harold (Dan), CPO, (1963-1984) CT CT-0000 Seaman
Bourne, Frederick, SCPO, (1963-1991) CT CT-9169 Seaman
Cason, Larry, MCPO, (1964-1990) CT CT-9112 Seaman
Clark, Dennis, CWO2, (1963-1986) CT CT-0000 Seaman
Demattia, Bill, CMC, (1964-1993) CT CT-0000 Seaman
Erwin, Mike, PO3, (1963-1966) CT CT-0000 Seaman
Flach, Charles, PO1, (1963-1982) 00 ZZ-9999 Seaman
Fritsch, Robert F., CPO, (1965-1988) CT CT-9112 Seaman
HALLIWELL, LAWRENCE, PO2, (1965-1968) CTT CT-9141 Seaman
Helmick, William, CWO4, (1963-1999) CTR CTR-2406 Seaman
Hughes, Bill, PO2, (1964-1968) CT CT-0000 Seaman
Juergens, Rick, PO2, (1964-1968) CT CT-0000 Seaman
Meade, Kenneth, CPO, (1963-1984) CT CT-0000 Seaman
Minter, Biclie, CPO, (1963-1986) CT CT-0000 Seaman
Morris, Dan, CWO4, (1964-1990) CT CT-0000 Seaman
Pegues, William, PO1, (1965-1988) CT CT-0000 Seaman
Porter, Lawrence, CWO4, (1963-1990) CTM CTM-9251 Seaman
Smietana, Steve, CAPT, (1963-2006) CT CT-9112 Seaman
Spencer, Jon, PO2, (1963-1969) CTI CTI-9211 Seaman
Spruill, ROBERT, PO2, (1964-1970) CT CT-9169 Seaman
Whitaker, Alvin, CPO, (1963-1983) CT CT-0000 Seaman
Whitmire, John, CPO, (1963-1983) CT CT-0000 Seaman
Boekhout, Jack, PO2, (1964-1967) CT CT-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Clendennen, Millard, CPO, (1963-1983) CT CT-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Grandy, Michael, PO2, (1965-1969) CT CT-9169 Seaman Apprentice
Hayward, Charles, LT, (1964-1984) CT CT-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Kidwell, Edward, PO3, (1964-1973) SA SA-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Lahann, Eugene, PO3, (1963-1967) CT CT-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Ostlie, Daryl, SCPO, (1965-1989) CTR CTR-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Sommer, Bob, PO1, (1963-1983) CT CT-9169 Seaman Apprentice
Swann, Terry, PO1, (1963-1986) CT CT-9169 Seaman Apprentice
Tharp, Eddie, AN, (1963-1966) AN AN-0000 Airman Recruit
Roche, Tom, CPO, (1962-1982) CTR Petty Officer Second Class
Alexander, Phillip, PO1, (1963-1984) Seaman
Anderson, Dennis, PO2, (1963-1967) Seaman
Bush, Wilfred, CWO4, (1971-2001) Seaman
Dillon, William, CPO, (1964-1984) Seaman
Jobkar, Alan, PO3, (1964-1967) Seaman
Kalal, Paul, CWO4, (1964-1994) Seaman
Kalanick, Charles, PO2, (1965-1969) Seaman
Lettich, Joe, PO2, (1964-1968) Seaman
Lindsay, Hilch, CPO, (1963-1984) Seaman
Odom, Hartley, SN, (1964-1970) Seaman
Perry, John, SCPO, (1965-1990) Seaman
Schwartz, Jim, PO1, (1963-1986) Seaman
Steinfeldt, Lawrence, PO1, (1964-1978) Seaman
Wiebe, Stan, PO2, (1964-1968) Seaman

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