DONALD W EVANS JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 14E, LINE 85 OF THE WALL

DONALD WARD EVANS JR

WALL NAME

DONALD W EVANS JR

PANEL / LINE

14E/85

DATE OF BIRTH

07/23/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/27/1967

HOME OF RECORD

COVINA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD WARD EVANS JR
POSTED ON 10.27.2019
POSTED BY: John Clay

BETTER DAYS

Remembering the days at Covina High, running cross country with Don. You could tell there was something special about this guy. Who knew it would at that time it would show in the courage and commitment he displayed in battle. Saving lives at the cost of his own. John Wayne is quoted as saying, "Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway". If that is true, then Don is sitting tall in the saddle on the other side. Army, 65-72
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POSTED ON 1.27.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Medal of Honor Citation

Donald Ward Evans

Medal of Honor
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Army
Battalion: 2d Battalion
Division: 4th Infantry Division
GENERAL ORDERS:
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 34 (July 5, 1968)
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Specialist Fourth Class Donald Ward Evans, Jr. (ASN: 56413728), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with Company A, 2d Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy aggressor forces at Tri Tam, Republic of Vietnam, on 27 January 1967. Specialist Fourth Class Evans left his position of relative safety with his platoon which had not yet been committed to the battle to answer the calls for medical aid from the wounded men of another platoon which was heavily engaged with the enemy force. Dashing across 100 meters of open area through a withering hail of enemy fire and exploding grenades, he administered lifesaving treatment to one individual and continued to expose himself to the deadly enemy fire as he moved to treat each of the other wounded men and to offer them encouragement. Realizing that the wounds of one man required immediate attention, Specialist Fourth Class Evans dragged the injured soldier back across the dangerous fire-swept area, to a secure position from which he could be further evacuated. Miraculously escaping the enemy fusillade, Specialist Fourth Class Evans returned to the forward location. As he continued the treatment of the wounded, he was struck by fragments from an enemy grenade. Despite his serious and painful injury he succeeded in evacuating another wounded comrade, rejoined his platoon as it was committed to battle and was soon treating other wounded soldiers. As he evacuated another wounded man across the fire covered field, he was severely wounded. Continuing to refuse medical attention and ignoring advice to remain behind, he managed with his waning strength to move yet another wounded comrade across the dangerous open area to safety. Disregarding his painful wounds and seriously weakened from profuse bleeding, he continued his lifesaving medical aid and was killed while treating another wounded comrade. Specialist Fourth Class Evan's extraordinary valor, dedication and indomitable spirit saved the lives of several of his fellow soldiers, served as an inspiration to the men of his company, were instrumental in the success of their mission, and reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of his country.
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POSTED ON 12.10.2018
POSTED BY: Lee Ables US Army 1967-1969

Good Times

Remember the good times on the MSAC track team and playing against Don in little league and HS sports at Baldwin Park while he played for Covina.
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POSTED ON 8.17.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear SP4 Donald Evans,
Thank you for your service as a Medial NCO. Thank you for the lives you saved. It is important for us to remember all of you. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.29.2017
POSTED BY: Gena A. Godwin, M.D.

Not Forgotten

Your courage and concern for others is still remembered.
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