|Pvt. Stump was killed fighting in terrain such as this near Venafro, Italy with the 45th Infantry Division.|
James E. Stump could have been 100 years old today.
He was born on March 9, 1917 in Virginia. His parents were also both born in Virginia. His father was a carpenter. James had one older brother.
James enrolled in the army on February 27, 1943 and became a private. He served in the 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division which had already been active (originating in Oklahoma) for a year when Pvt. Stump joined. It first saw action in the invasion of Sicily. By November the 45th Division was in the Apennines, fighting Germans along the Gustav Line. Pvt. Stump was killed on November 29, 1943.
His remains were returned to be buried at Danville National Cemetery in Virginia.
Pvt. Stump is the second soldier from the 179th Infantry Regiment who has been profiled by this project. Pvt. Anthony Jurewicz was the fallen soldier covered on February 2, 2017. They never knew each other since Pvt. Stump was killed before Pvt. Jurewicz enlisted.
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