Cain, William F, Jr., Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1943-1943, USMC (United States Marine Corps)
Service Years
1942 - 1943

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
San Francisco

Casualty Date
Jul 07, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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World War II Fallen
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Rifle Expert

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
1st Raider BnUSMC (United States Marine Corps)
  1943-1943, 1st Raider Bn
  1943-1943, USMC (United States Marine Corps)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/New Georgia Group Operation
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
*CAIN, WILLIAM F., JR. Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps 1st Marine Raider Battalion, Date of Action: July 7, 1943 Citation: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William F. Cain, Jr., Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism as a Member of the First Marine Raider Battalion, from 7 to 9 July 1943, while leading his squad in a succession of daring encounters with the enemy at Enogai, New Georgia, Solomon Islands. When he came upon a fifteen-man Japanese patrol armed with several machine guns, Corporal Cain led his squad without hesitation in a fierce struggle; personally capturing one of the machine guns and killing five of the enemy, including the officer in command. Corporal Cain displayed sustained courage and battle leadership, moving his squad time after time into the most perilous positions so that he could strike with maximum force and deadly effect. His heroic conduct under fire won him the highest respect and admiration of his entire company. Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Order No. 5 (January 2, 1944) Home Town: San Francisco, California
   
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