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Donald Ward Evans, Jr.

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Medal Of Honor, Vietnam

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Specialist Fourth Class Evans 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 of another platoon which was heavily engaged. Dashing across 100 meters of open area through a withering hail of enemy fire, he administered 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. Realizing the wounds of one man required immediate attention, he dragged the soldier back across the fire-swept area, to a secure position from which he could be evacuated. He then returned to the forward location and continued the treatment of the wounded when 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. While evacuating another wounded man he was again severely wounded. Refusing medical attention and ignoring advice to remain behind, he moved yet another wounded comrade to safety. He continued his lifesaving medical aid and was killed while treating another wounded comrade.

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