Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II

CAIN, ROBERT EARL

Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address: Vici, Dewey County. Mrs. Abigail Cain, Mother, Vici. Born October 14, 1908. Enlisted June 9, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Vici High School and attended the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Member of Christian Church. Co-editor of Vici Beacon, 1931-32. Expert linotype operator with Elk City Journal before enlistment. Died June 9, 1944, in line of duty in English Channel when the landing-ship tank was torpedoed by the enemy and sank in twenty minutes with great loss of life.

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