Truman Joseph Fain
|HOME OF RECORD
422 South Noland Street, Independence, MO
|NEXT OF KIN
Parents, Joseph & Pocaleda Fain
|DATE OF BIRTH
March 25, 1922
|DATE OF ENLISTMENT
January 8, 1940
|DATE OF LOSS
April 24, 1942
|CAMPAIGN / AREA
|CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
On 24 June 1942, Japanese artillery unleashed a bombardment against Marine-held positions at Corregidor’s Infantry Point. Unable to strike back, the defenders took cover from the shelling. Several Marines sheltered in a nearby magazine – which unfortunately took several direct hits.
When the explosions ceased, the survivors turned out to search for the casualties. They identified four bodies, and found other men “beyond recognition.” PFC Truman Fain was one whose body was “not identified after the bombardment.” The disposition of his remains is unknown.
|LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
|STATUS OF REMAINS
Buckner Hill Cemetery, Bucker, MO
Manila American Cemetery
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Articles and Records:
In 1951, Master Sergeant Rosindo Tiritilli made good on a long-standing promise.
His visit, while brief, provided some much needed closure to the Fain family.