Jack was drafted into the Army in November of 1942. He has chosen not to enlist in order to support his family, but was more than willing to join when his draft number came up.
He fought through basic training in Ft. McClelland, AL until he was sent to Camp Van Dorn in Mississippi where he was assigned to his unit. His tour brought him to Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, and Bombay until the final stop in Khorramshahr, Iran.
After 1 1/2 years in Iran, he was next stationed in Egypt followed by India and China. After 10 months in China it was finally time to ship home and Jack returned to U.S. soil for the first time in over three years.
George Evans was born in Mt. Carmel, LA on January 13, 1942. He is the son of Madie L. Evans and Charles P. Evans and is the oldest of eight siblings.
He graduated from George Washington Carver High school in DeRidder, LA in May of 1959 and enlisted in the US Navy the following month, and throughout his naval career he worked in Naval Weapon/Combat System (Fire Control Technician and Fire Control Officer).
His first sea assignment was USS Harry E Hubbard (DD-748), and after serving on the Hubbard as a FT Striker he attended FTA and FTC Schools at Naval Training Center Sand Diego.
From 1966-1968 he was given shore leave as an instructor at Guided Missile System Training School in Mare Island, CA and then served as the Fire Control Technician on the USS Yarnell from 1968-1971.
Following the Yarnell he returned to Instructor Duty from 1974-1977 at Mare Island.
He retired from active duty in 1983 and has worked as an AEGIS Combat Systems Training Analyst, Computer Consultant and Support Technician.