William M. EVANS

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-1294640
AGE--
DATE OF BIRTH--
ETATTENNESSEE
FAMILLE--
RANK2nd Lieutenant
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB before ENLISTEMENT TN
DATE of ENLISTEMENT--
COMPANYCompany -
BATTALION-- Battalion
REGIMENT47th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION9th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH25 july 1944evans william m tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATH--
CEMETERY

NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY

Plan of the American Cemetery Normandy

of Colleville sur Mer

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PlotRowGrave
C1911
DECORATION
Purple Heart + Oak Leaf Cluster
 
Distinguished Service Cross
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dsc
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HISTOIRE

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Today, we would like to pay a tribute to Lt William M. Evans who lost his life in Normandy, France while serving with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division.

"Mr. and Mrs. John W.Evans of 249 S. Lindsey St, have received a confirmation from the War Department that their son, Lt William Murry Evans, 23, was killed in action in France, July 25.

He entered service in september 1940 and was graduated from Officer's Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga, in september of 1942. " extrat of the local newspaper, 1944.

Lt Evans served in North Africa and Sicily before he lost his life fighting in Normandy, France. He now rests in peace for eternity at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France Plot: C Row: 19 Grave: 11

Thank you for your service and sacrifice Lt William M. Evans, we have not forgotten.

 

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Distinguished Service Cross

Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Second Lieutenant William M. Evans (ASN: 0-1294640), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 June 1944. Second Lieutenant Evans' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 65 (1944)

Action Date: 16-Jun-44

Service: Army

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: 47th Infantry Regiment

Division: 9th Infantry Division


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