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Carl Cain

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Carl Cain Famous memorial Veteran

Original Name
Carl Cecil Cain
Birth
Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA
Death
2 Jun 2024 (aged 89)
Pickerington, Fairfield County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Cremated Add to Map
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Olympic Champion. Carl Cecil Cain was an American basketball player. During his junior year at Freeport High School, he played on their 1951 team that won the Illinois state title. After high school, he attended Iowa, where he was also a member of their basketball team. In 1956, he was part of the United States team that competed in the Olympic games in Melbourne, Australia, which brought home the gold medal. He was inducted into the "Des Moines Register's" Iowa Hall of Fame. Later in life he worked on the Douglas Aircraft's assembly line, became a probation counselor, and later was a probation officer. He also worked for Chicago for Equitable Life Assurance Society, the Iowa-Des Moines National Bank, and Iowa Power and Light Co. He was a three-time All-Big Ten honoree, earning first-team honors in 1956, and he was twice named Iowa's Most Valuable Player (1954, 1956). He was drafted in the 1956 National Basketball Association Draft (NBA) by the Rochester Royals.

Olympic Champion. Carl Cecil Cain was an American basketball player. During his junior year at Freeport High School, he played on their 1951 team that won the Illinois state title. After high school, he attended Iowa, where he was also a member of their basketball team. In 1956, he was part of the United States team that competed in the Olympic games in Melbourne, Australia, which brought home the gold medal. He was inducted into the "Des Moines Register's" Iowa Hall of Fame. Later in life he worked on the Douglas Aircraft's assembly line, became a probation counselor, and later was a probation officer. He also worked for Chicago for Equitable Life Assurance Society, the Iowa-Des Moines National Bank, and Iowa Power and Light Co. He was a three-time All-Big Ten honoree, earning first-team honors in 1956, and he was twice named Iowa's Most Valuable Player (1954, 1956). He was drafted in the 1956 National Basketball Association Draft (NBA) by the Rochester Royals.

Bio by: Alan


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  • Originally Created by: Alan
  • Added: Jun 3, 2024
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/271008627/carl-cain: accessed ), memorial page for Carl Cain (2 Aug 1934–2 Jun 2024), Find a Grave Memorial ID 271008627; Cremated; Maintained by Find a Grave.