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Cain, Thomas Edward 1908-1998

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:58 pm    Post subject: Cain, Thomas Edward 1908-1998 Reply with quote

Pacific Grove Beacon, CA Feb. 13, 1998
Lt. Col. Thomas E. Cain, U.S. Army retired, died on February 4, 1998 at Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula from cancer. Lt. Col. Cain was born on February 21, 1908 at Murdock, Minnesota, and had lived in Pacific Grove since his retirement from the Army in 1957. Daughters Mary Jo Hopkins of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Judith A. McKnight of Fairfield, Connecticut; sister Mary McMahon of St. Paul, Minnesota; two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren survive him. Lt. Col. Cain’s Army career spanned the period from 1926 until his retirement in 1957. Lt. Col. Cain served with the 11th Cavalry Regiment at the Presidio of Monterey during the late 1920’s. He then served in the Philippines and China with the 31st Infantry Regiment. Prior to World War II, while still an enlisted soldier, he served under Major General George S. Patton, the Commander of the 2nd Armored Division. Lt. Col. Cain was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Signal Corps prior to the commencement of hostilities and served in North Africa during the invasion and later in England, during the buildup for Operation Overlord. Following World War II, then Captain Cain served in a variety of stateside posts, including a tour on the Alcan Highway, during the construction period. Following the invasion of South Korea, Cain served two years in South Korea and was awarded a Bronze Star with Combat V for his service. Tours of duty in Hwaii and Continental U.S. followed the Korean conflict. Lt. Col. Cain retired in July 1957, and relocated to the Monterey Peninsula, where his military career had begun.

CAIN THOMAS EDWARD 1908 02 21 MURPHY MALE MN MONTEREY 1998 02 04 550506198 89
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