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Lt. Colonel Paul W. Evans

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Design 222 Tug:
  • Built by Jakobson Shipyard, Oyster Bay, NY (YN 288)
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps as the tug Lt. Colonel Paul W. Evans, February 1941
  • Deployed to Panama, 1941
  • Registered to Sea Scouts, New Orleans, LA, as Sea Explorer (ON 563377), circa 1975
  • Registered to Vergy Hebert, Lake Charles, LA, as fishing vessel Miss Katherine, 1975
  • Registered to Presley Hebert, Cameron, LA, circa 1980
  • Registered to Gan Van Nguyen, renamed Randy, late 1980s
  • Final disposition, fate unknown (still extant 1993)
    Displacement unknown
    Length 60' overall
    Beam 16'
    Draft 6'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one Washington diesel, 180 hp
    single propeller

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    Lt. Col. Paul W. Evans
    21k Paul Wesley Evans was born in Delaware, Ohio, 10 June 1889. After graduating from Ohio Wesleyan in 1910, Evans joined the Army. Appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in Coast Artillery from the regular Army, 25 November 1912, he served in the Signal Corps in France during World War One, rising to the rank of Lt. Colonel. Postwar Evans received an MS from Yale in 1926 and commanded the 1st Signal Battalion at Fort Monmouth, NJ, October 1931 to July 1935. His next duty was as signal officer in the Panama Department, where he died of complications from malaria, 10 April 1936. He is buried in Arlington. A radio and signals pioneer, Evans was also the namesake of Camp Evans, the Signal Corps radar laboratory at Belmar, NJ, dedicated March 1942. Dave Wright

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