KAIN Harold C

kain harold
ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-1290762
AGE32 ans
DATE OF BIRTH15 january 1912
STATENEW JERSEY
FAMILYMarried: Alma
Daughter: Charlene
RANK1st Lieutenant
FONCTIONCommander of Company E
PROFESSION AVANT INCORPORATION NJ
DATE D'INCORPORATION1941
COMPANYCompany E
REGIMENT134th Infantry Regiment
"All Hell Can't Stop Us"
DIVISION35th Infantry Division
"Division Santa Fe"
DATE OF DEATHJuly 17, 1944kain tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHHill 122
around St Lo
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY de Colleville sur Mer

Map Normandy American Cemetery from Colleville sur Mer

GRAVE
Plot Row Grave
J 13 31
DECORATION
 
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STORY
Charlene’s words(Daughter of 1st Lt KAIN)

My father was born on January 15, 1912.

He was Thomas and Emma Kain’s youngest son.

He had an older brother, Wesley and a sister, Charlotte.

He was born and raised in New Jersey.

He was only 18 and my mother, Alma, was 16, when they met.

They met during the Great Depression and he didn’t want to get married before he could support them.

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kain charlene

They married 10 years later, in 1942 and I was born in 1944.

I don’t know the exact date but I know he enlisted in 1941.

He first trained at Fort Bragg, in Georgia, then at Fort Ord, in California.

He was in the 134th Regiment of the 35th Division, also called the Division Santa Fe.

I think he was leading the Company E when he was killed

I know he left to England in May 1944, the day following my birth.

I have been told he landed in Omaha Beach on around July 5, 1944 and that they were marching to St Lo when he was killed.


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Day of Lt Kain’s death, reportkain company morning report
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Lieutenant Kain was buried to the La Cambe Temporary Cemetery, then transferred in 1948 to the Colleville American Cemeterykain la cambe
kain telegrammeTelegram announcing Lt Kain’s death.

INFORMATION SOURCESCharlène CZAJKOWSKI
Site officiel du 134th Regiment d'Infanterie
PICTURE SOURCECharlène CZAJKOWSKI - Find a grave.com
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud