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Daniel K Krumrei - People of Faith

Daniel Krumrei was born and raised in Wisconsin, and joined the Wisconsin National Guard as an enlisted man in 1977. A couple of years later his life took a dramatic turn, and he decided to become a minister with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). After finishing his religious education at Phillips University in Oklahoma, he and his wife moved to Iowa. In 1990 he deployed with the 209th Medical Clearing Company for the Gulf War, serving as a unit chaplain. Following the war, Krumrei answered a call to a church in Pittsfield, Illinois. By 1998 he was serving a congregation at Parkway Christian Church in Springfield while also making steady progress in his military career. He went on to become the Adjutant General for Illinois.

Interview Links

Feature Excerpt

The Call To Ministry

Abstract

Interview session 01 (Audio)

Early life and school, military training and marriage

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

College and seminary at Phillips, Chaplain’s OBC and move to Iowa

Interview Session 03 (Audio)

Related Materials

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General Krumrei's complete interview on the 'Veterans Remember - Gulf War" page

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Chaplain Krumrei took a foot locker full of beanie babies, toys and games with him while on a National Guard rotation to Malawi (a land-locked country in southeast Africa).

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Malawi, Africa

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Unknown

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Chaplain Krumrei visited the African country of Malawi during his annual training experience.

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Malawi, Africa

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Unknown

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A wedding during Fort de Chartres’ annual Rendezvous in the mid-1990s included a member of the 232nd Corps Support Battalion, where Krumrei served as the unit chaplain.

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Fort de Chartres’

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mid-1990s

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Narrator’s photo

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Chaplain Krumrei spent some precious time with his children Kate, Ben and Jess in front of the family Christmas tree in Clear Lake, Iowa shortly before he deployed for service in Desert Storm in December 1990.

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Clear Lake, Iowa

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December 1990

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Unknown

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Chaplain Krumrei caught up on paperwork somewhere in Kuwait while he was deployed for Operation Desert Storm in early 1991. He deployed with an Iowa National Guard unit.

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Kuwait

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early 1991

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Narrator’s photo

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Chaplain Krumrei stands outside his tent, in the midst of the desolate Kuwaiti desert following the end of Operation Desert Storm in early 1991.

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Kuwait

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early 1991

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Narrator’s photo

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Chaplain Krumrei gets his picture taken under a sign for Kuwait City with Mac, a doctor with which he served. Mac had the distinction of being the oldest captain in the U.S. Army at the time. Early 1991.

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Kuwait

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early 1991

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Narrator’s photo

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The Kuwaiti oil fields were set ablaze by retreating Iraqi soldiers as they retreated.

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Kuwait

When:

early 1991

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This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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Chaplain Krumrei, now a Colonel and the IL National Guard Joint Forces Command Chaplain, deployed for a training exercise to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The dominant religions in that country were Roman Catholic, Protestant and animism.

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Democratic Republic of Congo

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Unknown

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Narrator’s photo

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Sergeant David Penny accompanied Chaplain Krumrei to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They were participating in two weeks of ethics training with this class of Congolese students.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Unknown

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Narrator’s photo

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General Dan and wife Sue Krumrei at the National Guard’s 2013 Sustainment Ball in Illinois.

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Illinois

When:

2013

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May be restricted. Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the ALPL Audio-Visual Curator.

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