Sargent Cain Came Home

Sargent Charles Cain (Ret.) served in Vietnam in 1969. When he came home, he worked at a shipyard as a crane operator and supervisor. But he was exposed to trauma and Agent Orange during his year in the jungle and, over time, his service-connected disabilities left him totally and permanently disabled. Like so many others in the Lower 9th Ward, the home Sgt. Cain grew up in was destroyed when Army Corps of Engineers levees failed during Hurricane Katrina. Though he started to build a new home, his disaster recovery grant wasn’t enough. When his home was half-built, he ran out of funds. But then he found out that the Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association—with strong support from individ

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