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Lane Evans

Lane Evans (AP photo, Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Lane Evans (AP photo, Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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May 07, 2018 "Sorry for your loss." - Po Bradley carr (ren, NV)
August 04, 2015 "Thank Heavens for my dear friend Lane Evans!
God bless you forever and your family" - Tena McEnaney (Huntington Beach, CA)
March 02, 2015 "The Lane Evans Family

Dear Friends:

I am writing to extend my deepest sympathies on the loss of your brother and dear friend, Lane. I deeply respected his service to our nation as a Marine during the Vietnam War era and I wholeheartedly supported his efforts on behalf of veterans as a U.S. Representative. Indeed, he was the first, or one of the first, members of Congress to recognize the traumatic effects of PTSD on our nation's veterans during the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. I consider it an honor to have served with Lane in Congress. He was a good man, a good friend and colleague, and a great American.

There is little I can say, however, to ease the pain of your loss right now. May your faith, and the great outpouring of love from family and dear friends help you through this trying time. You can take comfort in knowing that Lane's memory and example will live forever in history and especially among all those who knew and loved him.


Leon E. Panetta
The Panetta Institute for Public Policy
(831) 582-4200

February 14, 2015 "I met Lane when both of us were students at Augustana College. He was a good friend. I met his mother, father and brothers. I last saw him at a Veterans meeting he was holding at his Washington office in 1998. Thanks Lane. Rest in Peace dear friend." - Rayland Young (Cleveland, OH)
February 01, 2015 "Rest in peace soldier. Rip." - Lena Williams (Plano, TX)
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CHICAGO (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Lane Evans of Illinois, a former Marine who fought for veterans' rights during his 24 years in office, has died after...
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