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Clarence Lee Evans

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Clarence Lee Evans
Born(1923-04-27)April 27, 1923
Saginaw, Missouri
DiedNovember 25, 1942(1942-11-25) (aged 19)
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps Reserve
Years of service1941
AwardsNavy Cross

Clarence Lee Evans (born April 27, 1923 at Saginaw, Missouri) was a marine who enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve on May 31, 1941.

Evans said, "A Jap's a Jap and it makes no difference if he is an American citizen."[1]

Awarded Navy Cross at Guadalcanal[edit]

After training at San Diego, California, Evans served in the field from January 20, 1942 until November 25, 1942, when he was killed in action on Guadalcanal. He was awarded the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism in capturing two enemy machine gun nests two days before his death.


The USS Clarence L. Evans (DE-113), launched on March 22, 1944, was so named in his honor.

See also[edit]

Other articles of the topics Biography AND World War II : Bert C. Edmonds, Chester Thomas O'Brien, Edward Henry Allen, Willis Ricketts, Frank O. Slater, Oliver Mitchell, Joseph Edward Connolly

Other articles of the topic Biography : Jesse Rutherford Jr., Mr. Rajkumar, MC Primo, Sébastien Cipolla, William T. Hanna, Hayley-Marie Coppin, Alexis Marcou

Other articles of the topic World War II : Fay B. Begor, Edward Henry Allen, Thomas Mack Wilhoite, George Heyliger, Neldon Theo French, George M. Campbell, Albert T. Harris
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  1. Research found in I Am an American Citizen By Jerry Stanley. Page 22.

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