UPDATE: Marine from Manitowoc Dies

UPDATED Tuesday, October 26, 2010 --- 8:30 a.m.

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- A Marine killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan has been laid to rest in eastern Wisconsin.

A private funeral for Cpl. Justin Cain was held Monday at his home church in Manitowoc.

The 22-year-old Marine was killed two weeks ago during combat operations in southern Afghanistan.

Members of the U.S. Marine Corps escorted Cain's casket from Salem Ebenezer Reformed Church to the cemetery next door where military members honored the Marine with a gun salute.

WBAY-TV reports flags at state facilities were lowered to half staff Monday in honor of Cain.

Information from:
WBAY-TV
http://www.wbay.com

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UPDATED Monday, October 25, 2010 --- 7:10 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Flags at National Guard armories, air bases and other state facilities across Wisconsin will fly at half-staff Monday in honor of a fallen Marine.

Cpl. Justin Cain, of Manitowoc, was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Oct. 13. The 22-year-old will be laid to rest Monday.

His funeral is private. Hundreds of people turned out Saturday for a public visitation at Lincoln High School in Manitowoc, where Cain graduated in 2007.

Gov. Jim Doyle has ordered that U.S. and Wisconsin flags be flown at half-staff at all state government buildings, grounds and military installations from sunrise through sundown Monday.

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UPDATED: Saturday, October 23, 2010 --- 6:46p.m.

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of people turned out Saturday to say goodbye to a Wisconsin Marine killed in Afghanistan.

A visitation was held for Cpl. Justin Cain at Lincoln High School in Manitowoc, where he graduated in 2007. The 22-year-old was killed by a roadside bomb Oct. 13.

A procession from the funeral home included a weather protected, flag-draped casket, pulled by four horses. A contingent of Patriot Riders on their motorcycles with U.S. flags also accompanied the casket.

Several of Cain's friends have created an "In Memory of Justin Cain" page on the social network site, Facebook.

A private funeral service will be held Monday.

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UPDATED Friday, October 22, 2010 --- 11:50 a.m.

NEWS: Flags lowered to half-staff in Wisconsin Monday for Marine Cpl. Justin Cain.

Flags at Wisconsin National Guard armories, air bases and other facilities across the state will fly at half-staff Monday (Oct. 25) in honor of U.S. Marine Cpl. Justin Cain of Manitowoc, Wis., who lost his life while serving his country in Operation Enduring Freedom. The Guard will render these honors in accordance with an executive order issued by Gov. Jim Doyle.

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UPDATED Thursday, October 21, 2010 --- 1:20 p.m.

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- Funeral arrangements have been set a Wisconsin Marine who was killed Oct. 13 in Afghanistan.

Cpl. Justin Cain was killed by a roadside bomb Oct. 13. The 22-year-old was a 2007 graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School.

The public visitation is from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday in the physical education building attached to Lincoln High School.

Private visitation and funeral services for family and close friends will be Monday at Salem Ebenezer Reformed Church in Manitowoc, with burial in the church cemetery.

Cain is the son of Jim Cain, of Sheboygan Falls and Judy Stock, of Manitowoc, and stepson of Tim Stock, of Manitowoc. He enlisted in 2007 and deployed to Afghanistan in September.

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UPDATED: Saturday, October 16, 2010 --- 7:04p.m.

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- Tearful friends gathered this week to mourn the death of Marine Cpl. Justin Cain, days after the Manitowoc native was killed in Afghanistan.

Former Lincoln High School classmates and school officials remembered the 22-year-old as a kind friend who knew from a young age that he wanted to be a Marine.

Lincoln principal Keith Shaw recalled how Cain posed for his senior yearbook photo wearing a U.S. Marine Corps T-shirt and standing in front of a U.S. flag.

The Pentagon says Cain and three battalion members were killed Wednesday by a roadside bomb.

Mary Goins-Hopkins says it's hard to accept that her high school friend is gone, especially since he had only been in Afghanistan for two weeks.

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UPDATED Friday, October 15, 2010 --- 7:15 a.m.

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- The Department of Defense says a Marine from Wisconsin was one of four members of his battalion killed in combat in Afghanistan this week.

The Pentagon announced Thursday that 22-year-old Cpl. Justin J. Cain was among those killed.

The Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter reports that Cain enlisted in the Marines after graduating from Manitowoc's Lincoln High School.

A friend of Cain's, Katelyn Birringer, told the newspaper he was a "crazy, fun-loving guy" who enjoyed going to Las Vegas. She said he had wanted to go to Afghanistan to fight for his country.

Cain was not married.

He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force. The Defense Department says he was killed Wednesday in Helmand Province.

Information from:
Herald Times Reporter
http://www.htrnews.com

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Posted Thursday, October 14, 2010 --- 9:00p.m.

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) -- The Department of Defense has announced the deaths of four Camp Pendleton-based Marines who died in combat this week in Afghanistan.

The department says the four were killed Wednesday in Helmand Province. They have been identified as 22-year-old Cpl. Justin J. Cain of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 20-year-old Pfc. Victor A. Dew of Granite Bay, California, 21-year-old Lance Cpl. Joseph E. Rodewald of Albany, Oregon, and 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Phillip D. Vinnedge of Saint Charles, Missouri.

All four Marines were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force.


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