Bond, Hiram Ransom Jr (3) 1912-1988

Hiram Ransom Bond Jr. (1912-1988) was born in Mayville, Wisconsin. After the family moved to Fond du Lac, he attended school in that city. Early in life, he worked several jobs including driving a bus, and a position at a feed mill. Hiram was employed as a conductor with the Milwaukee Road railroad until, at the age of 29, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. As part of the First Infantry Division, he took park of the D-Day Invasion at Omaha Beach. Hiram survived the invasion, but was later wounded and taken prisoner in France, ultimately earning the Purple Heart and Bronze Star citations.

Hiram married Genevieve Marie Freiberg before he entered the service and he and his wife are the parents of three children: Hiram Ransom Bond IV (?), Sandra Lee Bond (Thurke) (?), and Scott Ransom Bond (1967).

After the war, Hiram worked as a Fireman and Engineer with the Chicago Northwestern Railroad until his retirement in 1975. He was known as "Hite", was a fifty-year Mason (Fountain Lodge #26) and lived in Fond du Lac up to the time of his death.