Honoring Bowfin Crew Member Walter Lundgren
Walter Lundgren or “Bud,” as his shipmates referred to him, served aboard USS Bowfin as a Motor Machinist Mate Second Class during war patrols 3-9. Walter passed away at his home on Friday, January 17, 2020 at the age of 94.
Born in Cambridge Massachusetts on June 10, 1925, he was the son of the late William and Anna (Edgerly) Lundgren.
Mr. Lundgren was a graduate of Malden High School. He was a retired Tool & Die Engineer for M.W. Carr in Somerville MA.
Mr. Lundgren enlisted in the United States Navy in December 1941 after the attack on Pearl Harbor. His Service during World War II included duty on the USS Philadelphia, USS Cisco (SS-290) and USS Bowfin (SS-287). After the war ended, Mr. Lundgren was Honorably Discharged having attained the rank of "Motor Machinist's Mate Second Class" with the following Decorations: American Area Medal, British Convoy Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal – 2 stars, American Defense Medal – 1 star, Submarine Combat Insignia – 6 stars, Good Conduct Medal, European-African Middle Eastern Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Citation.
Mr. Lundgren was Mary (Clement) Lundgren's husband of 60 years of . He was the father of five children; Walter Jr., Wanda, Robert, John, and the late Jeanne Ringer. He is also survived by his 19 grandchildren, his 30 great-grandchildren and his 11 great-great-grandchildren.