Bump, Joseph, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1944-1946, RD-0000, USS No Name (LST-664)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Rock
Order of the Spanish Main
Panama Canal
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Seaman 1st Class

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Contact Info
Home Town
Milwaukee, Wic.
Last Address
Born in Milwaukee.
Joe lived in Beaver Dam, Fox Lake,
Watertown and Randolph, Wisconsin.
St. Mary's Annunciation Cemetery,
Fox Lake, Dodge County, Wisconsin.

Date of Passing
Sep 16, 2016
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Amphibious Forces Patch Honorable Discharge Emblem (WWII)

 Unofficial Badges 

US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Blue Star

 Military Association Memberships
Post 9510, Randolph Post
  1950, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 9510, Randolph Post (Executive Secretary) (Randolph, Wisconsin) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
RDS/1c Joseph Harold Bump, USNR, WWII

Joseph was born in Milwaukee, WI on December 29, 1926, the only child of Harold and Lorraine (Weckerle) Bump. His Mother, Lorraine, died early in Joseph’s life and he was later adopted lovingly by his step-mother Estelle (Mummert) Bump. He lived in West Allis, Fox Lake, Florida, Watertown, Lake Mills and Beaver Dam where his parents owned several businesses. Joe attended Catholic school and sang on the radio in Madison, WI in his youth. At 17 he volunteered for the U.S. Navy to fight in World War II. He was a Seaman First Class in the Amphibious Forces in the Caribbean. He served on LST 664, re-fitted as a Submarine Hunter, which protected Allied shipping from German U-Boats. Joe was the Radarman for the entire Flotilla and in 1945 was in-route for the invasion of Japan when news of the Japanese surrender reached them. After WWII, Joe finished High School and obtained a Business Degree at Wayland Academy while working at Newton & Wenz Department Store in Beaver Dam.

He married Jeannette McFarland on November 15, 1947, who became his lifelong best friend. In 1951 they moved to Randolph. Joe covered Wisconsin as a toy salesman for Marcus Mercantile of Milwaukee. Jeannette was a secretary at Educator’s Progress Service of Randolph. In 1956, Joe purchased the Bohlings Department Store and renamed it The New Bohlings, Inc., which he operated for 50 years with Jeannette. Joe was known for his friendliness, humor, willingness to help others, and his stories. Joe frequented the local restaurant for coffee and always had a joke to share with others. He enjoyed reading, movies and family. Joe was an active member of the Randolph Chamber of Commerce, VFW Post 9510, St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church and served on the Church Council as Treasurer for many years.
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 Duty Stations
RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)Surface Vessels USS No Name
  1943-1944, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1944-1946, RD-0000, USS No Name (LST-664)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Southern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Antisubmarine Operations 15 June 1942 to 2 September 1945
 Colleges Attended 
Wayland Baptist University
  1946-1948, Wayland Baptist University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Joseph Harold Bump - Joe.1
  Nov 11, 2009, Jeannette Arlene Bump 1
  Sep 16, 2016, Obituary: Joseph Harold Bump
  Feb 16, 2017, General Photos
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