Curtis Evans left a wife behind. Date of birth: 26 May 1948 Date tour began: 14 July 1968 Date of casualty: 2 September 1968 Home of record: Gladstone, Oregon Branch and Rank: Army Selective Service, Private First Class, Light Weapons Infantry Unit: 4th Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, C Company Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Purple Heart Location of name on the Vietnam Wall: 45W, 25
Location of service: South Vietnam, Kontum province Died through hostile action - small arms fire.
Schools Attended: Rex Putnam High School Burial location: Willamette National Cemetery Memorials: Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, DC), Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Portland) The Oregonian, Tuesday, September 17, 1968 2 Oregonians Die in War By The Associated Press The Defense Department announced Monday the death of two Oregonians in the Vietnam War. They were Army Pfc. Curtis N. Evans, Gladstone, and Marine Corps Pfc. Bruce L. Carter, husband of Glenda Carter, Milton-Freewater. Both died in action. Evans previously had been listed as missing. The deaths raised to 364 the number of Oregonians to die in the Vietnam war. Some 165 have died in the conflict this year.
The Oregonian, Saturday, September 21, 1968 PFC. CURTIS N. EVANS Funeral for Pfc. Curtis N. Evans, a Milwaukie resident, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Peake Memorial Chapel, with interment at Willamette National Cemetery. Evans was killed in Vietnam Sept. 2, 1968. Born at Weiser, Idaho, May 26, 1948, he came to Milwaukie in 1960. He attended Rex Putnam High School and entered the service in December, 1967.
The Oregonian, Saturday, September 21, 1968 EVANS – PFC Curtis Neil, Vietnam, formerly 2015 28th St.; husband of Patricia M.; son of Mr. and Mrs. Aura Ross Evans; brother of Kip L. Evans; Gary L. Brayton and Linda Collins; grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bates, Mrs. Icy Evans and Carl O. Jones. Services Tuesday, Sept. 24, 10 am, at PEAKE MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Milwaukie. Interment Willamette National cemetery.