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Joseph R. Sain
Lieutenant Colonel, Uited States Army
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From a contemporary press report:

 Joseph R. Sain, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army (Retired) died on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at Bon Secours Hospital in Venice, Florida at the age of 84. He moved from the Washington, D.C. area to Venice, Florida where he had lived since 1989. He was preceded in death by Martha Ann Sain, mother of Thomas and Joseph Jr., and by his second wife Dorothy Sain. 

Colonel Sain is survived by his sons, Thomas H. and Joseph R. Jr.; daughters-in-law, Kathy Sain and Risa Sain; and his grandchildren, Ryan, Connor, Logan, and Mallory. 

Colonel Sain was a highly decorated veteran of WWII, the Korean Conflict, and Vietnam.  He was awarded numerous medals including the Silver Star for Gallantry, the Bronze Star for Bravery, Legion of Merit, 5 Battle Stars for Combat in Europe, and two Purple Hearts. 

He served as President of The Retired Officers Association of Venice and was a member of the VFW of Venice. He will be remembered for serving our country, and for his outstanding support and guidance as a father, husband, and loving grandfather. He will be missed dearly by all those who knew him. There will be a full Military burial with Honor Guard on Monday, July 2, 2001 at 9 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society.

                 Legion of Merit             Combat Infantryman's Badge

Legion of Merit                                             Combat Infantryman's Badge
   
 
 
 

Posted: 16 July 2001

Silver Star Medal
Silver Star Medal
 

Bronze Star Medal
Bronze Star Medal
 

Purple Heart Medal
Puprle Heart Medal (2)