NAME
Truman Joseph Fain
NICKNAME
MCSN
280021
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
REGION
Philippines
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Corregidor
CASUALTY TYPE
KIA
UNIT
D/1/4th Marines
DUTY
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.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
(Possibly buried Station Cemetery, Fort Mills, Corregidor.)
Not Recovered.
MEMORIALS
Buckner Hill Cemetery, Bucker, MO
Manila American Cemetery

Biography:
Temporarily removed for editing and updating. Contact the webmaster for information on this Marine.


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.”

Photo Gallery:

Truman Fain appeared on the memorial pages of the 1945 Chrisman High School yearbook.

3 thoughts on “Truman J. Fain

    1. Reply on 21 August 2013

      Hello, Joe! Thank you for your note (of long ago). I was making some edits and noticed that your uncle’s page was pretty severely corrupted by some faulty code – I’ve fixed the mistake and think you might be interested in the updates.

      1. Reply on 21 August 2013

        Thank you for your time in keeping my Uncles page updated and I believe that you have worked on others that fought for OUR COUNTRY. It is very much appreciated. I will be going to the page in a little while. Thanks.

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