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 Edmund Emil Kemper Jr.

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Edmund Emil Kemper Jr.

Birth
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death
19 Jan 1985 (aged 65)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Buried or Lost at Sea
Memorial ID
147766266 View Source

Edmund Emil Kemper Jr was born to Edmund Emil Kemper, Sr. and Maude Matilda Hughey Kemper in Los Angeles California.

Edmund enlisted in the Army on June 21, 1939. He served in World War II during his enlistment. After the war he tested atomic bombs in the Pacific Proving Grounds before returning to California, where he found work as an electrician. He married Clarnell Elizabeth Stage on November 26, 1942 in Great Falls, Montana. His wife constantly complained about his "menial" job as an electrician. Edmund later stated that "suicide missions in wartime and the later atomic bomb testings were nothing compared to living with [Clarnell]" and that she affected him "as a grown man more than three hundred and ninety-six days and nights of fighting on the front did."

Edmund Jr and Clarnell had three children, Susan, Edmund III, and Allyn. Due to constant fighting the couple separated in 1957 and Clarnell took the children back to Montana and continued to raise them there as a single parent. Son Edmund III, who had a close relationship with his father, was devastated by the separation. In 1962, when Edmund III turned 14, he ran away from home to reunite with his father, who was living in Van Nuys, California at the time. Upon arriving at his father's house Edmund III discovered that his father had remarried and now had a step-son. Edmund Jr. allowed his son to stay until he made arrangements for him to live in North Fork, California with his paternal grandparents Edmund Sr, and Maude Kemper, whom Edmund III would later murder.

In July 2013, the Congressional Gold Medal was awarded, collectively, to the First Special Service Force (FSSF) in recognition of its superior service during World War II. On February 3, 2015 surviving FSSF Veterans were in Washington DC to accept this momentous recognition on behalf of their fellow Forcemen who could not be there.

Edmund Emil Kemper Jr was born to Edmund Emil Kemper, Sr. and Maude Matilda Hughey Kemper in Los Angeles California.

Edmund enlisted in the Army on June 21, 1939. He served in World War II during his enlistment. After the war he tested atomic bombs in the Pacific Proving Grounds before returning to California, where he found work as an electrician. He married Clarnell Elizabeth Stage on November 26, 1942 in Great Falls, Montana. His wife constantly complained about his "menial" job as an electrician. Edmund later stated that "suicide missions in wartime and the later atomic bomb testings were nothing compared to living with [Clarnell]" and that she affected him "as a grown man more than three hundred and ninety-six days and nights of fighting on the front did."

Edmund Jr and Clarnell had three children, Susan, Edmund III, and Allyn. Due to constant fighting the couple separated in 1957 and Clarnell took the children back to Montana and continued to raise them there as a single parent. Son Edmund III, who had a close relationship with his father, was devastated by the separation. In 1962, when Edmund III turned 14, he ran away from home to reunite with his father, who was living in Van Nuys, California at the time. Upon arriving at his father's house Edmund III discovered that his father had remarried and now had a step-son. Edmund Jr. allowed his son to stay until he made arrangements for him to live in North Fork, California with his paternal grandparents Edmund Sr, and Maude Kemper, whom Edmund III would later murder.

In July 2013, the Congressional Gold Medal was awarded, collectively, to the First Special Service Force (FSSF) in recognition of its superior service during World War II. On February 3, 2015 surviving FSSF Veterans were in Washington DC to accept this momentous recognition on behalf of their fellow Forcemen who could not be there.


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