Evans, Ray Francis


Rank: Sergeant

Unit: Howitzer Battery, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 13B – Cannon Crewmember

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 29-Jun-1947

Hometown: Reno, Nevada

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: Unknown

Start of tour: 1-Aug-1969

Incident date: 3-May-1970

Date of casualty: 3-May-1970

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Ray Francis Evans was killed while at a night defensive position when the area came under attack by a hostile force.

Three Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SGT Ray Francis Evans
PFC Leon Garnett Jr
SP4 Ernest Reginald Lasher Jr

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Mountain View Cemetery, Reno, Nevada, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 11W 091 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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