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RM2 Homer Lewis Cain

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RM2 Homer Lewis Cain Veteran

Birth
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
Death
17 Nov 1945 (aged 20)
Burial
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines Add to Map
Plot
Plot N Row 14 Grave 79
Memorial ID
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Rank and Name, Radioman Second Class Homer Lewis Cain.
Unit/Placed in, USS Monticello (AP-61) Transport/Troopship, United States Naval Reserve.
SS Conte Grande/USS Monticello (AP-61)
During World War II, she was acquired by the United States and was used as an American troopship—renamed USS Monticello (AP-61) in 1942.

Through the first half of 1944, she carried men from San Francisco to Californian ports, Australia, Hawaii, and the burgeoning bases of the South Pacific.

She reported to New York for an eight-week availability on 20 July 1945 and while there her Navy crew transferred off and were replaced by a Coast Guard crew beginning on 21 July 1945.

Homer was born on 1925 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Father, Seaborn Alexander Cain.
Mother, Mary L. (Brown) Cain.
Sister(s), Unknown and Nellie P. Cain.
Brother(s), Unknown and Fred C. Cain.

Homer enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number #9303641.

Homer died (no record) on, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Rank and Name, Radioman Second Class Homer Lewis Cain.
Unit/Placed in, USS Monticello (AP-61) Transport/Troopship, United States Naval Reserve.
SS Conte Grande/USS Monticello (AP-61)
During World War II, she was acquired by the United States and was used as an American troopship—renamed USS Monticello (AP-61) in 1942.

Through the first half of 1944, she carried men from San Francisco to Californian ports, Australia, Hawaii, and the burgeoning bases of the South Pacific.

She reported to New York for an eight-week availability on 20 July 1945 and while there her Navy crew transferred off and were replaced by a Coast Guard crew beginning on 21 July 1945.

Homer was born on 1925 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Father, Seaborn Alexander Cain.
Mother, Mary L. (Brown) Cain.
Sister(s), Unknown and Nellie P. Cain.
Brother(s), Unknown and Fred C. Cain.

Homer enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number #9303641.

Homer died (no record) on, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

Gravesite Details

Entered the service from Georgia.



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  • Maintained by: MAJ Jimmy Cotton
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: Aug 8, 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56774980/homer_lewis-cain: accessed ), memorial page for RM2 Homer Lewis Cain (23 Mar 1925–17 Nov 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56774980, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557).