Clarence Lee Evans
Clarence Lee Evans
|Born||April 27, 1923|
|Died||November 25, 1942 (aged 19)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Marine Corps Reserve|
|Years of service||1941|
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."
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.
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