D-Day Named WW2 29th Infantry Division Jacket – Cain

Remarkable D-Day Named WW2 29th Infantry Division Jacket (Fountain Fairchild Cain).

Presents in high condition, bordering on mint – this jacket has seen very little use and has no pronounced issues. WW2 2-pocket Ike style jacket features: two (2) gorgeous pin-back 115th Infantry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignias (DUIs); two (2) clutch-back collar discs (one “U.S.” and one “Infantry”); sterling marked and clutched Combat Infantry Badge (CIB); sterling Sharpshooter Badge (with Rifle clasp); pin-back Presidential Unit Citation ribbon; and pin-back ribbon bars (highlights of ribbons include: Bronze Star ribbon, Purple Heart ribbon, and EAME Campaign ribbon {with arrowhead device and 3 bronze campaign stars}. Jacket is marked with handwritten name “Cpl. F. F. Cain” and is stamped with laundry number (C0395) inside the back shoulder blade area. Jacket is marked as size 38S and retains its manufacturer’s tag (1945 production). Includes standard WW2 dress shirt and tie.

*Artifact(s) come(s) with a packet of printed research paperwork related to Fountain F. Cain – including (where available) subject’s general vital statistics/subject’s military records/additional insights into subject’s military service. [Please note that this research was performed exclusively by/for Magi Militaria utilizing subscription-based archives, database resources, and other various internet searchable sources – included research may contain records from U.S. government archives, but the information furnished in this packet was not produced via NARA/NPRC information request.]

According to our research, Corporal Fountain F. Cain (ASN: 38300395), a native of Henderson, Texas, served with Company K, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division during WW2. Cain would land with the 115th Infantry Regiment on Omaha Beach (Fox Green) on June 6, 1944 (D-Day) and would continue with the regiment until July 19, 1944. On this date, Cain would be severely wounded by an enemy artillery shell blast during the 115th Infantry Regiment’s attempt to capture the strategically important town of Saint-Lô. The wounds to his legs would be so grievous that Cain would spend several months recovering in hospital and would ultimately be medically discharged from the Army, in late 1944, due to the injuries sustained near Saint-Lô. For his service and sacrifice, Cain would be awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

An exceptional, high-condition named WW2 jacket – made even more noteworthy by the fact that its owner landed among the first-waves on Omaha Beach, on that most historic and crucial of days: June 6, 1944. A D-Day veteran whose sacrifice and memory deserves a true caretaker.