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CDR Mat Murry Cain
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Birth: Feb. 25, 1918
Freestone County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 24, 2003
Bell County
Texas, USA

Mat Murry Cain Jr.
Feb. 25, 1918 Dec. 24, 2003

Memorial services for Mat Murry Cain Jr., USN Commander (Retired), 85, of Bryan are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at All Faiths Chapel on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.

Robert Tate, U.S.N., LCDR, CHS (Retired), and Sam Bournias will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan.

Mr. Cain died Wednesday in Temple.

He was born in Teague and graduated from Allen Academy in 1935. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating in 1940, and also graduated from Submarine School and post graduate school at the Naval Academy. He served as Commanding Officer of the USS O-3, USS Cushing and USS Kermit Roosevelt and also served as Commanding Officer of Fleet Weather Central in the Philippines. He worked at the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory until 1978. At that time he joined the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University and retired in 1986.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth E. Wilson Cain of Bryan; two daughters, Claudia Stephens of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Susan McRee of Houston; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


Murry and Ruth Wilson Cain were married in Meriden, Connecticut on July 7, 1942 and enjoyed a loving union for more than sixty years.

Finally, I want to tell you of the most endearing exhibition of a man dedicated to duty and service. During this past year as our Nation prepared for war, Uncle Murry, the Naval Commander awaited and expected his orders to active duty in defense of the United States of America. I recalled the words of General Douglas MacArthur, "Old soldiers never die...", and I do not believe Murry's anticipation was soley attributable to a debilitating illness but was motivated by a life of righteous devotion to God, Family and Country.

And now, I am confident that Commander Mat Murry Cain, Jr. has appeared before the Great White Throne and received the welcome plaudit, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." 
Family links: 
  Matt Murray Cain (1892 - 1966)
  Mary Lillian Maupin Cain (1896 - 1943)
  Mat Murry Cain (1918 - 2003)
  Helen Irene Cain Bournias Cavanaugh (1921 - 1985)*
*Calculated relationship
United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
Maintained by: Billie Bournias
Originally Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Aug 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74993835
CDR Mat Murry Cain
Added by: Billie Bournias
CDR Mat Murry Cain
Added by: Charles A. Lewis
CDR Mat Murry Cain
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- Billie Bournias
 Added: Aug. 11, 2013
Thank you for your great service in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace knowing that you truly embodied the ideals of "Duty, Honor, Country."
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Feb. 6, 2012

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