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CDR Ernest Edwin Evans
Birth: Aug. 13, 1908
Pawnee County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Oct. 25, 1944, At Sea

WW II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Native American Cherokee Indian born at Pawnee, Oklahoma and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1931. Served as a Commander and Captain of the U.S.S. Johnston (DD-557), during the Battle off Samar on October 25, 1944. He led the Johnston and her crew in an attack on a greatly superior Japanese battleship and cruiser force. In this action, he consistently interposed his vessel between the hostile fleet and his our carriers despite the loss of engine power and communications. By his courage and professional skill he contributed to the defeat of the Japanese counter offensive against the Leyte Gulf, Philippine invasion. Seriously wounded early in the engagement, he and his ship were lost. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, other awards included the Navy Cross, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial *
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
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Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Nov 21, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8108825
CDR Ernest Edwin Evans
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
CDR Ernest Edwin Evans
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From one veteran to another.
- Riptidenj
 Added: Feb. 11, 2017
May God Bless You and Keep You Commander (CDR) Ernest Evans
- Steve Perry
 Added: Jan. 17, 2017
~ Thank you sir, for your devotion to our blessed nation during WWII. I saw your story on The History Channel, and was touched by your bravery. Being from Cherokee heritage myself, I'm greatly humbled to honor you. You were born in Oklahoma to a resilient...(Read more)
- born of God
 Added: Dec. 28, 2016
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