Serving God and country
Family influence spurs calling to serve of others
September 21, 2023
Bob Cain grew up in a little farm town in midwestern Illinois.
Cain decided to join the Navy in 1985, a year after he graduated from high school. His oldest brother was in the Navy and Cain wanted to get away from Illinois to see the world. Cain's dad was in the Army in WWII.
Cain went to boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Training Center.
He went to basic Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut. Cain was on submarines for two years as a helmsman, then served for two and half years as a hospital corpsman.
He decided to go back to school and entered the Catholic Seminary. When he graduated,...