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MG Kenneth Frank Cramer
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Birth: Oct. 3, 1894
Gloversville
Fulton County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 1954
Heidelberg
Heidelberger Stadtkreis
Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Army General. Cramer graduated from Princeton and completed Reserve Officer Training in 1917. He served in France during World War I, where he was wounded and taken prisoner. After the war he maintained his membership in the Army Reserve and in 1931 transferred to the Connecticut National Guard. He was President of Hartford's K.F. Cramer Coal Company, served as a member of the Connecticut House and Senate and was a delegate to several Republican conventions. He was a Colonel when he mobilized for World War II with New England's 43rd "Winged Victory" Division. He was soon transferred to the Pacific-bound 24th Division to become Assistant Division Commander and was promoted to Brigadier General. Cramer became Division Commander in 1945 and was promoted to Major General. In 1947 he was appointed Chief of the National Guard Bureau. In 1950 Cramer took command of the 43rd Division when it was federalized for service in Germany during the Korean War. He died of a heart attack while hunting near Heidelberg. Cramer's awards included the Silver Star (four awards), the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart. 
 
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 Parents:
  Frank Henry Cramer (1867 - 1948)
  Estella Brown Cramer (1862 - 1953)
 
 Spouse:
  Ruth Rose Fuller Cramer (1893 - 1991)
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 30, Site 614
 
Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Nov 10, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16584161
MG Kenneth Frank Cramer
Added by: Bill McKern
 
MG Kenneth Frank Cramer
Added by: Bill McKern
 
MG Kenneth Frank Cramer
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Kenneth Frank Cramer, (R-Ct.)
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Jun. 4, 2016
Kenneth Frank Cramer, a Mason
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Aug. 17, 2015
US Major General Kenneth Frank Cramer
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Apr. 12, 2015
 
 
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