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74 years old, of West Palm Beach, FL, died Friday, October 30, 1998.

He Is survived by his daughter, Kim Chewnlng of West Palm Beach; four step-children, Ralph Laschell, Tim Laschell and Steve Laschell, all of West Palm Beach, and Diane Carlson of Jupiter, FL.; and six grandchildren, Kandace, Kevin, Keith, Jamie, Jimmy, and Misty. Also surviving is his sister, Coleen Janney of Charles Town, W.VA.; his former wife, Barbaralee Portnoff of West Palm Beach; and his lifelong friend, William Perry, Jr. of Charles Town, W.VA. He was preceded In death by his brother, Harry James Cain, Jr. (Diddle).

Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 3, 1998, at Memory Gardens Memorial Park, Lake Worth, FL. Friends may call at QUATTLEBAUM-HOLLEMAN-BURSE FUNERAL HOME, 1201 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL, between the hours of 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Monday.

[The Palm Beach Post, 01 Nov 1998, Sun, Page 35]

Registering with the draft board as John Richard Cain, his name morphed over the years and appeared variously as Richard John, John Richard and J. Richard.

John Richard Cain enlisted in the Army at Baltimore, MD on 21 November 1942.

Pvt Cain was transferred from the 11th Replacement Depot to Hq 2nd, 508th PIR on 10 August 1944.

He was listed in position #9 of 15 men in Chalk 65 for the Market Garden jump on 17 September 1944.

Pvt Cain also participated in the Bulge campaign until  15 February 1945 when he was evacuated as a non-battle casualty.

On 10 May 1945, he was transferred to the Detachment of Patients of an unknown hospital.  He did not return to the regiment.

His military decorations include the Bronze Service Arrowhead device for the Holland campaign and Airborne operations

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