I am relying on information I am able to find on several sites on the internet. Often there is conflicting information, or very little to be found. To continue with the four sets of brothers from Oregon on The Wall That Heals, today I will be telling you about David Lynn Evans and Norman Francis Evans. David was born December 1st, 1948. He enlisted in the Army and began his tour in Vietnam May 15, 1968. He served with the 1st Aviation Brigade, 214th Aviation Battalion, 12th Aviation Group, 117th Aviation Company. Spec. 4 Evans was a door gunner with 191st Assault Helicopter Company. Another source shows him as an Avionics Mechanic. He died from enemy gunfire on Oct 24th, 1968 in the Long An Province. David is honored on panel 40W line 28. He was awarded the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Presidential Union Citation, Vietnam Gallantry Cross and the Army Good Conduct Medal. His photo is on the left.
Norman Francis Evans was born March 6th, 1947 in Klamath Falls. Norman enlisted in the Army, and began his tour in Vietnam Jan 4th, 1970. Michael Petersen served with Spec 6 Evans and stated “he was a radio operator flying a U-6 Beaver aircraft, 156th Aviation Co. I recall the day of the crash with a Viet Helicopter.” According to Julius Taylor, who served with Norman, he was an avionics technician performing a flight check when his De Havilland, RU-6 fixed wing aircraft was struck mid air by a VNAF, UH1 Huey on Nov 24, 1970. The four crewmen of the Beaver and all crew and passengers aboard the ARVN helicopter were killed.Norman is honored on panel 6W line 80. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Presidential Union Citation, Vietnam Gallantry Cross and the Army Good Conduct Medal. Norman had two sons, Jeff and David (named after his brother). David Lynn passed away Aug 5th, 2011 after serving two tours in Iraq.
The Evans brothers are buried at the Eternal Hills Cemetery in Klamath Falls, and honored on Highway 39 near Crater Lake Parkway. Norman’s son David Lynn is honored near the cemetery.