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MICHAEL EUGENE EVANS


is honored on Panel 41W, Line 39 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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MICHAEL EUGENE
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  • Battle Northwest of Trang Bang

    Posted on 1/19/18 - by Bob Ahles, 2/27 Wolfhound, St. Cloud, Minnesota
    On 10 Oct 1968 Alpha Company 2/12 Infantry was conducting a recon-in-force about 2 kilometers northwest of Trang Bang, Hau Nghia Province. As the lead platoon approached the hamlet of Xa Lom Vo the point squad came under murderous small arms and automatic weapons fire from a treeline, killing or wounding several men, one of whom - SP4 E. A. Handrahan, the left point - fell in a position where he could not be seen by his comrades or by the command and control helicopter. Despite repeated efforts, which resulted in additional US casualties, three of the men hit in the intial exchange of fires could not be recovered - Handrahan, who could not be seen but who was calling out, and two others who lay motionless. The platoon leader pulled his men back so that aircraft could work the treeline while the rest of Alpha 2/12 deployed. As the day progressed, it became clear to the ground commander that all three of his trapped men had died, and heavier air strikes were called as the company formed a night defensive perimeter.

    At daybreak Alpha reentered the engagement area and recovered the bodies of the two men who had fallen in the open. The area where Handrahan went down had been hit by bombs and his body was not found. Three of the five dead were awarded posthumous Distinguished Service Crosses, all for their efforts to protect and recover the men hit by the initial fires.

    The five men were:

    SFC Eugene A. Handrahan, St Paul, MN;
    SGT Baynes B. McSwain, San Marcos, TX (Dist Svc Cross);
    SP4 Stanley G. Denisowski, Utica, NY (Dist Svc Cross);
    CPL Michael E. Evans, Greensboro, GA; and
    CPL Michael E. Randall, Noblesville, IN (Dist Svc Cross).

    Four other men from C Company, 2nd Bn, 27th Infantry, which had been inserted to assist Alpha 2/12, also were killed in the fighting:

    SGT Ronnie Blair, St Marys, OH;
    SP4 John W. Robinson, Charleston, SC;
    SP4 Waymon L. Triggs, Houston, TX; and
    PFC Angel L. Ramos, Jersey City, NJ.
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  • Peace with Honor

    Posted on 1/19/18 - by Bob Ahles, 2/27 Wolfhound, St. Cloud, Minnesota
    You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Michael.
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  • You Will Always Be Remembered

    Posted on 9/13/17 - by Michael Eugene Evans (not related)
    Your service and sacrifice for our great nation will always be remembered. You are a patriot and hero who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedoms. May you Rest In Peace and may God bless you and your family!
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 10/10/16 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you Corporal Evans for your leadership and courage.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/3/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Michael Eugene Evans, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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