Gordan E. Evans

Date of Birth: 07/01/1950
Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
High School: Edward Bok Vocational High School
Street: Webster Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: LCPL
Date of Casualty: 01/12/1970
Province of Casualty: Quang Nam
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 9
Panel Row: 12

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"The Marines strip you of your personality, take away everything you stand for, tell you you're nothing but a dog and then rebuild you into what they want, It's the Green Machine, and it eats you alive," Evans wrote home from Vietnam. The 19-year-old lance corporal had attended Edward Bok Vocational High School, where he studied auto mechanics, and hoped to have his own auto repair business after the service. The rifleman and team leader was assigned to Company L of the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. He died in Quang Nam Province on Jan. 12, 1970. Evans was survived by his parents, five brothers and two

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