Mobile Congressman Jerry Carl meets Silverhill Purple Heart recipient
WASHINGTON, DC (WKRG) – Mobile Congressman Jerry Carl met Silverhill Purple Heart recipient in Washington, DC on Monday.
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Edward Evans (Retired) of Silverhill this week visited the United States Military Academy in West Point and stopped by the Congressman’s office. CSM Evans is a Korean War Veteran and was chosen to represent Alabama’s Purple Heart Veterans as part of the Purple Heart Patriot 2021 Project. Evans will be visiting the newly renovated National Purple Heart Hall of Honor.
Mr. Evans’ service to our nation is unmatched, and it is thanks to countless heroes like him that we are able to enjoy the freedoms we hold dear. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Evans to learn more about his service to our country and to reaffirm my commitment to fighting for our country’s veterans in Congress.
Congressman Jerry Carl (R-Mobile)
Evans enlisted in the US Army in 1948 and was wounded in Korea in 1950. In addition to his Purple Heart, Evans has received numerous accolades and awards including the Bronze Star with Bravery, the Army Commendation Medal and more Again. After his 20-year military career, Evans started a swimming pool business and spent 23 years as a missionary and church builder. He lives in Silverhill today. More details on his service and appointment can be found here.