Billy  K.  Evans,  Jr.
  Rank, Service
Sergeant E-5,  U.S. Army
  Veteran of:
U.S. Army 1968
Cold War 1968
Vietnam War 1968 (KIA)

Billy Evans was born on November 8, 1947, in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on January 2, 1968, and after completing basic training he was trained as a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter mechanic. SP4 Evans deployed to South Vietnam in July 1968, and served as a UH-1 mechanic and later as an OH-6A Cayuse observer with Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade of the 1st Cavalry Division until he was killed in action when the OH-6 he was aboard was shot down on December 5, 1968. He was officially listed as Missing in Action and promoted to Sergeant before being declared Killed in Action in 1973. His remains have never been returned. There is a cenotaph for him at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

Soldier's Creed:

I am an American Soldier.

I am a warrior and a member of a team.

I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.

I will always place the mission first.

I will never accept defeat.

I will never quit.

I will never leave a fallen comrade.

I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.

I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.

I am an expert and I am a professional.

I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.

I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

I am an American Soldier.




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