March 31, 1933 (Norwalk, CT) – February 11, 2012 (Florida); 78 years old
Married to Muriel Hajas on August 30, 1958 in Bridgeport, CT. Divorced 1961.
Married to Rosemarie DeFranco Kane (1933-1991) on April 15, 1962. Divorced 1973.
Local address: 37 Russell Street
Unknown enlistment date
Serial number 1201390
Unit: 1st Marine Division (REINF), 7th Marines, 1st Battalion, Weapons Company
MOS: Flamethrower Operator
Born to Eugene Aloysius Kane (1904-1982) and Elizabeth Denke Kane (1910-2006). Two sisters, Betty Kane Rider (1934-2003) and Paula Kane Clarizio (1947-2009).
Awarded the Purple Heart Medal and Silver Star Medal.
Citation to accompany the award of the Silver Star Medal
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Corporal Eugene E. Kane (MCSN: 1201390), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving as a Flame Thrower Operator of Weapons Company, First Battalion, Seventh Marines, First Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 28 May 1952. Severely wounded while his unit was engaged in the assault of a strongly defended enemy position forward of friendly lines, Corporal Kane observed another casualty lying in an exposed area and fearlessly crawled to the side of the stricken Marine in the face of intense enemy fire. Although sustaining two additional wounds from the hostile fire, he succeeded in removing his comrade to a covered position. When the stretcher group which was evacuating Corporal Kane was fired upon by an enemy sniper, he quickly drew his pistol and continued to fire at the enemy until his ammunition was expended. By his marked fortitude, courageous initiative and selfless efforts in behalf of others, Corporal Kane served to inspire all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. Born: Norwalk, Connecticut. Home Town: East Norwalk, Connecticut.
Interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Arlington, Virginia. Plot N70 D-25-2. Photo from ANCExplorer.mil.