The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Specialist Fourth Class, U.S. Army, Company A, 2d
Battalion, 12 Infantry, 4th Infantry Division. Place and date: Tri Tam, Republic
of Vietnam, 27 January 1967. Entered service at: Covina, Calif. Born: 23
July 1943, Covina, Calif.
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and
beyond the call of duty. He 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 1 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 1 man required immediate attention,
Sp4c. 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, Sp4c. 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. Sp4c.
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.