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Kelly Bless Kauffman

Profile Updated: September 22, 2011
Kelly Bless
Residing In:
Ooltewah, TN USA
Year Reported aboard USS Seattle:
B. Drew Kauffman
Stay at home Mom, Army wife, Full time Student
Avery, born 1999
Drew, born 2008
Hunter, born 1999 (step-son)
Military Service:
US Navy  
Yes! Attending Reunion
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After the Seattle, I went to the TR, CVN 71. I met my husband on that ship, we both got out and moved around a bit before he re-joined the Army, now we are up here in Alaska. I have gone back to school to attain my degree in criminal investigations. Maybe one day I will return to the military as an officer, but for now, I am needed more at home with my babies and I am so very blessed to be able to stay home and be with them.

Ship Story:

We all complained and hated being onboard the Seattle so much, but I have heard so many people wish that we could all go back to those times since we all left. I am no different. I never felt the same family atomosphere that I felt on the Seattle after I left. I loved the Navy and no job I had after serving gave me the pride I felt then, either, I sure do miss my Navy brothers and sisters.

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July 2010
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homecoming day, 12/14/2004 me and my ladies in the berthing waiting to pull in!
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me and my little man December 2009
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my love and I while he was home on R&R in 2009
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family pic with Santa at the REAL North Pole, AK December 2009