JOHN A. KELLY on Corporal Edmund H. Cain, POW/MIA
TELEPHONE CONVERSATION 07 JULY 2011
John served with A Battery, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 24th Infantry Division from 1949 to 1951. He came to Korea from Japan as a Private and left as a Sergeant. He lives at 304 Downing St., Nixa, MO 65714-8732 and his phone number is 417-725-3951. During the conversation he recounted the activities of 19 and 20 July 1950.
“We were almost overrun on 19 July 1950 and had been heavily shelled by artillery and mortars all day long. We lost two men. The night of 20 July 1950 we moved towards Taejon. At daylight there were tanks on the hills all around us and they opened up with their machine guns. The captain said every man for himself.
“Corporal Edmund H. Cain was in my section. Although I did not see him that morning, I heard he drowned while crossing a river.
Recorded by Don Maggio, Vice President, 24th Infantry Division Association
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Attached (above) is a statement by John A. Kelly concerning CPL Edmund H. Cain, listed in our special MIA/KIA issue.