RAIDERS Cain, William Francis,Jr

John Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Cain
  • FORENAME
William Francis,Jr
  • UNIT
1 Raider Bn (Company D)
  • RANK
Corporal
  • NUMBER
262545
  • DATE OF DEATH
10th July 1943
  • AGE
22
  • GRAVESITE
Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA. Section J, Grave 873
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 25.10.1920, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
mother Ethel Mary (nee Holland) Cain (1901-1963)
award D.S.C.
KIA Enogai,New Georgia,BSI
 

DATE OF DEATH:

10-Jul-1943

AWARD:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/cain-william-f-jr.29676/

CITATION:

Distinguished Service Cross : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Corporal William F. Cain, Jr. (MCSN: 262545), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy as a member of Company D, FIRST Marine Raider Battalion, while leading his squad in a succession of daring encounters with the enemy at Enogai, New Georgia, Solomon Islands from 7 to 9 July 1943. 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. The outstanding heroism and skill displayed by Corporal Cain on this occasion reflect highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/9046

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6126385/william-francis-cain
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