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Edward P. Kruse

Born 08/21/1929, Buffalo Lake, Minnesota
Gender Male
Parents Edward and Laura Kruse
Schools Attended

Pensacola Junior College (Pensacola, Florida)

Buffalo Lake High School (Buffalo lake, Minnesota)

Branch of Service Navy
Additional Identifiers Non-commissioned Officer
Service Timeframe 1950 - 1980
War/Conflict Korean War 1950-1953
Vietnam War 1964-1975
Principal Units and Locations

USS Essex CV-9, USS Ticonderoga CVA-14, USS Coral Sea CVA-43, Attach Squadron 55, Patrol Squadron 45,

U.S. Navy parachute rigger School, U.S. Navy Parachute Team "Chuting Stars"

Military Awards and Decorations

China Service Medal, Korean Service medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service medal,

Navy Good Conduct Medal

Retirement photo - May 1, 1980


Master Navy Parachutist: Served as an Instructor and Jumpmaster at the Navy Parachute Rigger School, and with the U.S. Navy Parachute Team, the Chuting Stars. Completed 659 free fall parachute jumps from altitudes up to 15,000 feet.