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David Karl Krupp

February 24, 1964 ~ January 26, 2022 (age 57)


First Sergeant, US Army (Retired)

David Krupp died January 26, 2022. David succumbed to natural causes while visiting with friends in Divide, Colorado.

David had been a long time resident of Teller County for twenty five years. First living in Woodland Park and most recently in Divide. David originally moved to Colorado on assignment to 10Th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson. After retiring from the Army with more than twenty one years service in 2004, David continued his government service as a GS-13 National Watch Officer at the National Watch Center for Northern Defense Command at Cheyenne Mountain Air Base. David retired from government service last year and continued to work as an outside contractor for the defense and intelligence community.

Krupp entered the US Army in 1982 and served as a paratrooper in the 82ND Airborne Division at Fort Bragg NC. During his time at the 82nd he was an infantry indirect fire crewman and then went to a reclassification program to become a forward observer and served as a fire direction NCO. This led him to apply for, attend and complete Special Forces training and qualification. Krupp’s first assignment in Special Forces was Bad Toelz Germany and subsequent move to Boeblingen Germany primarily as a Special Forces Communications Sergeant on an A-Detachment. His follow on assignments included being staioned at Fort Devens MA, Fort Bragg NC and Fort Carson CO holding a variety of duty positions within the Special Forces community including Senior Communication Sergeant, Detachment Operations Sergeant and Company First Sergeant. David also served as State Department Military Liaison Advisor to the Republic of Georgia. Krupp excelled in additional duty serving as a dive supervisor, jumpmaster and winter warfare skiing instructor.  His proudest military accomplishments were being able to develop and mentor others which his time as Team Sergeant, First Sergeant and Military Advisor allowed him to do.

His military awards and decorations included the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Combat Diver Supervisor Badge, Special Forces Tab, and foreign awards of the German Paratrooper Badge (Bronze), Tunisian Parachutist Badge, Turkish Parachutist Badge, and the Turkish Commando Diver Badge. In addition, his deployments to Grenada, Germany, Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Republic of Georgia bestowed upon him many more commendations. David was awarded the Joint Service Civilian Commendation Medal after his retirement from the Army and during his service to NORTHCOM.

David had a long list of schools and qualifications indicative of a person willing to take on the most challenging that were offered. David is a graduate of Airborne School, Jungle Warfare Training Course, Jumpmaster Course, Recondo School, Special Forces Qualification Course, Special Forces Combat Diver Course, Special Forces Combat Diver Supervisor Course, USMC Over the Horizon Navigation Course and Special Forces Winter Environmental Instructor Course.

David had a zest for life and living it to the fullest. He enjoyed many outdoor activities, actively hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, skiing, sailing and riding ATVs. David focused on being the best to his family always. He was a good friend to many and a man of whom all spoke in glowing terms.

David is survived by his son, Paul and daughter, Jessica and five grandchildren: Kevin, Thomas and Lucas Krupp; Elaina and RJ Raleigh.

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Funeral Service
February 4, 2022

10:00 AM
Pikes Peak National Cemetery