I was only able to spend a short time with Mr. Bain. I fished a summer on the Donelle B with Alan and Mr. Bain went out on a king opener with us. I was also able to attend my grandfathers birthday the same year and Mr. an Mrs. Bain were in attendance. I only know the incredible admiration and respect that Allen and my family had for Mr. Bain. He gave me a something to strive for. He showed me that we can be better than ourselves.
You will be missed Mr. Bain.
Dear Bain family,
My sincerest condolences to all of you. One of the great memories in my life was the honor of breaking bread a time or two with Mr. Bain and his wonderful family. My wife and I hope you will find comfort in the belief that now he is now truly at peace. And also catching up on a lot of lost time with his "Brother", my dad and the many others whom have passed before him. Take care and know many share your grief at this moment.
Pete & Laurie Toye
Mrs. Bain and Family:
Our hearts go out to you on the loss of an extraordinary man. Mr. Bain was an honorable and well respected gentleman and we feel so fortunate to have met him and your family. Please know we're thinking of you and without a doubt he has been reunited with his "Band of Brothers". Take great care!
This is an addition to a earier entry: At the end of 6th grade. (North Star 62/63) The class was going on a field trip to the public jr high, thay were going to next year. I was going to a Cathlic school. I wonted to go on the field trip with the rest of the class. I din't wont to be apart from the class,or be differant.( No one knew I wasn't going to the pub.jr high.)I told Mr Bain. Mr Bain talked to my mom about it,and I got to go.
P.S. Mrs Bain tutered me during the summer of 63 before I went into 7th grade.(Cathlic JR High.)
Mr. Bain was my sixth grade teacher at Inlet View Elem. in 1967. For some reason, I have strong and good memories of him (although he seemed quite exasperated with us). He was a kind man, and kind to me. My condolences to his family, and my thanks for his service, as both a soldier and a teacher, to our country!
May you find comfort in the pages of God's word. Time heals all wounds they say, I hope time passes quickly for you.
Dear family Bain,
The first time we met you was in 2006 at the reunion of the 506th PIR
In Atlanta. We visited the reunion with the Dukeman family. They lost there
Uncle at October 5th 1944 in Holland. At May 10th 2011 we met you again
With Nancy and Chuck Borg and we had lunch together.
At September 17th 1944 the 101st Airborne Division jump into Holland.
The Dutch people says “There are the angels coming down from Heaven” and
Now is the moment the Rod makes his final Flight to heaven.
Rod, rest in peace.
With deepest sympathy to the Bain Family.
May the Hearer of Prayer (Psalm 83:18; Psalm 65:2) grant you strength, courage and the sweetest peace during your time of sorrow. And may you always cherish the many fond memories of times spent with Mr. Bain.
Juanita, Jacksonville, Fla.
he will be missed. he was a good friend of my father, Leo Thompsen, who also was in the 101st airborne and fought in the battle of the bulge. he traveled with Rod and others to schools to tell them about WWII, he loved it! thank you Rod for sharing your stories and being a great friend to my father. Joann Thompsen
Mr. Bain was one of my favorite teachers (7th grade in Petersburg)and his family were members of our church. He did tell a few stories about his buddies in the war but I was surprised to learn that he was one of the "Band of Brothers". A humble, kind man, he certainly deserved the fame and travel that came from that. Donelle, children and families - may your memories sustain and comfort you. God bless. -
Thank you for your service, your faithfulness, and your life.
You have my deepest sympathy. May you find comfort from Family & Friends along with the Promises from Almighty God @ John 6:40 & Lu 23:43 to help ease your sorrow.
Rod was a college classmate of mine at Western Washington. In 1958 my wife and I and our 3 children made a trip from Shelton,Wa in a 21ft outboard cruiser to visit Rod in Petersburg,Ak where he was teaching. He was a great guy and one of my best friends in college. His wife Donelle was a roomate of my wife in College He helped to get me a teaching job in Petersburg in 1960.
George Rice Sr.
Mr Bain was my 6 th grade teacher at North Star & it was very exciting to have a male teacher for the first time. I learned to love reading in his class... I must have read every nancy drew book written! My thoughts & prayers are with you!
My heartfelt sympathy to family and friends who are mourning the loss of your loved one. May our Lord Jesus Christ and God our father who loved us, comfort your hearts and make you firm. 2 Thess.2:3, 4
I am so sorry for your loss.
I had Mr. Bain for may 6th grade teacher at North Star in the early 60's. He is the teacher I remember the most. He showed WW2 news reels about once a week in class which I loved. One day after a movie he told me how good a shot the Germans were. I remember thinking how much action had he seen, now I know after 50 years. He took the class on tv to be on the buckarue club. He was very involved with our class. The world lost a great man.
My Condolences to the Bain Family on the loss of Mr Bain. And to the members of the 506th PIR and Easy Company for the loss of one of their Brothers, their BAND OF BROTHERS. Thank you so much for your sacrifices and service to your Country. RIP……. JW
Mr Bain was my favorite teacher. He taught us a lot about history & life, and quite a lot about WW2. He will be remembered,and missed. (North Star 6th grade in Anchorage.)Pat Landry,Seattle
Deepest respect and eternal gratitude Mr Bain ! RIP Sir.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Mr Bain.
Josianne & Fernand Simon from Liège - Belgium
I had the pleasure of taking care of rod at providence transitional care center I was his CNA he was a wonderful person whom i grew to love during his stay I miss him dearly and I'm sad to see him go. He was a kind caring man. My condolences go out to his family and friends.
My condolences to Mrs. Bain and the Bain family. Mr. Bain was my 7th grade teacher in Petersburg, Alaska. Kind regards, Patricia "Patsy" Magill Stevens
Mr. Bain was one of my favorite teachers (7th grade in Petersburg)and his family were members of our church. He did tell a few stories about his buddies in the war but I was surprised to learn that he was one of the "Band of Brothers". A humble, kind man, he certainly deserved the fame and travel that came from that. Donelle, children and families - may your memories sustain and comfort you. God bless.
Farewell to one of the best teachers I had growing up in Petersburg, Alaska. MR. Bain taught 7th grade in 1960 in Petersburg. The only time Roderick got upset with me was when my pet crow followed me to school and got into our classroom at lunch and took all of Rodericks pencils off his desk and put them up on the overhead lights. Great teacher and Veteran. Roger Pederson
Rod was one of the brave men who brought back our freedom after 4 years of German occupation. We will never forget. In our thoughts and prayers we are with his wife and family. Thank you Rod for your service. May you rest in peace. Currahee.
My deepest sympathies to the Bain family. I was honored to meet Mr. Bain at the reunion in Vegas. Your family is in my prayers. Daughter of Daniel West, Easy Co. 506th.
Myself and my family extend our prayers and heartfelt condolences to the entire Bain Family regarding the passing of a wonderful human being. I had the great pleasure and privilege of meeting this Great American Hero twice, and I must say I am a better person from the time I was able to spend in his presence. I admire your Mr. Bain for his service to this great country and for the way he lived his life. A Great Husband, Father and friend to many. The world is a better place because of Roderick Bain. God Bless.
Mr Bain was so patient with th US! I was a student of his and we gave him a run for his money,as they say. He deserves a lot of respect and he has mine. I know you will miss him dearly. His life was amazing.