Navy Badge
  • Name: Dr. Lawrence Edward Kaupp
  • Location of Birth: Bemidji, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: December 26, 1910
  • Date of Death: June 7, 1994
  • Parents: Fred Kaupp & Mary (Nelson) Kaupp
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  • College:
  • Highest Rank: LT (Lieutenant)
  • Branch: Navy
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: May 26, 1944
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: March 28, 1946
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Lawrence Edward Kaupp
    Race: White
    Age: 29
    Birth Date: December 26, 1910
    Birth Place: Bemidji, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Independent School District No. 2, Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 170
    Height: 5-10
    Complexion: Sallow
    Eye Color: Hazel
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Adelaide Kaupp, wife, Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: January 1946 – “On December 1st, Lt. (jg) Lawrence Kaupp was promoted to a Senior Grade Lieutenant in the USNR. Lt. Kaupp was commissioned a Lieutenant Junior Grade the latter part of March in 1944. He was ordered to report to the Naval Training School at Hollywood, Fla., for indoctrination. He took his special communications training at Harvard University at Cambridge, Mass., and after finishing there the last of October 1944, was sent overseas. There he served 10 months on the Communications Staff of the Commander-in-chief of the Pacific Fleet, Advanced Fleet Headquarters, Guam. In October 1945, he was assigned to ship duty as Communications Officer on the flag ship of the 5th fleet, the cruiser USS Pasadena. He plans to arrive in the States around the 10th of February, and as he is eligible for release, expects to receive his discharge soon after. Lt. Kaupp, before entering service, was an instructor in Greenway High School. His family made their residence at Bemidji.”

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Dr. Kaupp taught at Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota before and after his military service.

    He died in Hopkins, Minnesota and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Bemidji, Minnesota. He is survived by daughters, Lynda Jurgens, and Janice Muzik; four grandchildren; a sister, Lila Hansen; and a brother Howard Kaupp. He was preceded in death by his wife, Adelaide.

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