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
PFC Fain was killed in action on Corregidor, 24 April 1942. An eyewitness, PFC Rosindo Tiritilli, stated that Fain was manning a machine gun when artillery fire struck his position, killing Fain instantly.
|LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
|STATUS OF REMAINS
(Possibly buried Station Cemetery, Fort Mills, Corregidor.)
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.
Entries from the handwritten operations log of the 4th Marine Regiment, maintained by SSgt. Thomas R. Hicks.
Of the casualties listed for April 24, all but PFC Irving Holmes were members of D/1/4.
Myers, Morrill, and Greer were buried in the Station Cemetery at Fort Mills – Plot C, Row 5, Graves 7 through 9.
Meyer, Putnam, and Fain were listed as “missing in action.”