“One of the heroes of the prison [Cabanatuan] was an officer from New Mexico, Lieut. Col. Cain, of the 200th Coast Artillery. Colonel Cain made every effort to ease the lot of the sick and the hungry and often interceded on their behalf with the Japanese prison officials. On one occasion, he was struck brutally by Mr. Niimura, the interpreter, and he lay on the floor unconscious for nearly an hour.”


— Lieut. Col. S.M. Mellnick

as told to Lieut. Welbourn Kelley, USNR

Memory Cain