CROWLEY – Saturday, September 13, 2008, marks the second anniversary of the death of another area hero who gave his life while serving our country in Iraq. Cpl. Marcus A. Cain, whose parents Bennie Jean and LeRoy are Crowley natives, was known to all his friends and relatives as a kind, fun-loving person with a smile that could light up a room.
Affectionately known as “Duggie” to his family and friends, he will always be known as a youthful jokester who grew into a courageous soldier in the United States Army.
Marcus graduated from Jennings High School in 2004. He immediately enlisted in the Army, wanting to serve his country and follow in the footsteps of his father who also honorably served as a Sergeant in the Army. Soldiers like Marcus, who put themselves in harm’s way while defending our nation, should be honored every day and not just on special occasions like the anniversary of his death. These soldiers come from all walks of life but banded together as one unit with one goal - to preserve and protect the freedom that we back home take for granted on a daily basis.
As his father said Friday morning - “While he will truly be missed we know he died doing what he believed was right.”
His niece, Jada, wrote an anagram/poem which she felt encapsulated Marcus’ life.
Man he was and always will be loved.
Appreciative of others and things in his life.
Respectful and responsible.
Caring of others that God has placed on Earth.
Understanding uncle and friend.
Soldier with a brave heart.
If only more people possessed these qualities, maybe they would show a greater appreciation for the sacrifices of the men and women who serve our country.