EVANS, Arthur, Colonel Ret., was born September 12, 1925 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He passed away May 5, 2014. Colonel Evans served his country for 32 years as a member of the United States Army. Art Joined the Army as a private during WW II and served with the 101st Airborne Division in combat actions from D-Day until the end of the war. He made over 1000 parachute jumps with multiple combat jumps to include jumps into Normandy on D-Day and in support of Operation Market Garden. During the Korean War, he served with the 25th Infantry Division and completed his combat experience with two tours in Vietnam. During his military career he was awarded numerous commendations to include the Silver Star, 3 Purple Hearts, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, 3 Bronze Stars and Master Wings with 2 Gold Stars. Art completed his military career serving with the Army Signal Corps which manages military communication and information systems. Art received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin, a Master's Degree from the University of Nebraska and attended the United States Army Command and General Staff College. After retirement from the Military, he and his wife, Karen lived in Colorado where he worked in the real estate market and finally retired in Florida in 1993. Art was an avid golfer, enjoyed sports of all kinds and the opportunity for a good debate about national politics. Of the Protestant faith, he is survived by his loving wife, Karen, of 42 years; two nieces, Patti Pooch and Sue Moffet, both of Kenosha, Wisconsin; and other loving family. Burial arrangements for Arlington National Cemetery are in progress. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: HPH Hospice Foundation, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667-2455. Brewer & Sons 352-596-4991
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Published in TBO.com on May 22, 2014