Army Badge
  • Name: Bernard "Ben" Francis Kampa
  • Location of Birth: Marble, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 16, 1920
  • Date of Death: March 31, 2009
  • Parents: Edward Kampa & Margaret (Sullivan) Kampa
  • High School and Class: 1938 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: MSGT (Master Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: 1941
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Bernard Francis Kampa
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: September 16, 1920
    Birth Place: Marble, Minnesota
    Residence Place: Marble, Itasca, Minnesota
    Registration Date: February 16, 1942
    Employer: L. A. Rossman, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
    Weight: 170
    Height: 5-10
    Complexion: Light brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Martin Halverson

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Ben Kampa married Katherine Halverson in 1943. He returned to Grand Rapids after the war and worked as a printer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review. The family moved to the Lewiston, Idaho area in 1951 where he was employed with the Lewiston Morning Tribune as a printer, retiring in 1985 after 35 years. He enjoyed golfing and travel with his wife.

    Ben died in Orofino, Idaho and is buried in Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens, Lewiston, Idaho. He is survived by his wife, Katherine; his six children, Paige MacDonald, Jane Cooke, Joseph Kampa, Timothy Kampa, Midge Vivian, and Casey Meza; and twenty grandchildren.

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