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BRONZE STAR WITH "V" DEVICE

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COMBAT MEDIC PRAYER

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ORDER OF MILITARY MEDICAL MERIT (02M3)

Specialist Four Donald W. Evans, Jr.

AMEDD Medal of Honor Awardees

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty the Medal of Honor was awarded to SPECIALIST FOUR DONALD W. EVANS, JR. United States Army

Specialist Four Donald W. Evans, Jr.

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty Specialist Four Donald W. Evans, Jr., distinguished himself while serving as a Medical Aidman with Company A, 2d Battalion, 12th Infantry in combat operations north of Tri Tam, Republic of Vietnam on 27 January 1967. 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 life-saving 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 Four 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 Four 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 life-saving medical aid and was killed while treating another wounded comrade. Specialist Four 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.