CPT Jon F. Evans was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 09/12/2012 at the age of 64.0 from Heart disease
Madison, AL
Flight Class 70-10
Date of Birth 09/02/1948
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with C/101 AHB 101 ABN in 70-71
Call sign in Vietnam WIDOW 46
This information was provided by Mike Sloniker

More detail on this person: It is with deep regret that I pass on the news of Jon Evans Sr. passing on Wednesday of this week. Funeral arrangements are below.

Jon had been ill for a long time with a failing heart. He was sent home from the hospital two weeks ago to spend his remaining days at home.

No wonder the weekly calls stopped. He has called me continously since moving to OK in Jul 11. Each call ended with him telling me he was dying. Tortured soul. Extremely proud to have been placed in the Alabama Military Hall of fame.

I encouraged him to talk to the author Earl Swift who wrote Where they Lay. John closely witnessed the death of Maj Jack Barker, 24 Mar 71 when Barker's slick had it's main rotor shot off in Laos and Jon always talked about seeing the CE fall out of the aircraft. At times he would say telling his story was good for him, at times not.

From: Michael Sloniker

Please note any flowers may be sent to Madison Chapel Funeral Home up till Friday Evening and in that instance please send to First Christian Church. We all here appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

Arrangements for Jon F. Evans Sr. : Visitation will be Saturday September 15th from 12N-2pm at First Christian Church (3209 Whitesburg Dr. Huntsville, AL) Funeral Services will follow. Madison Chapel Funeral Home (8521 Hwy 72 Madison, AL) is handling the arrangements. My dad will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetary (www.arlingtoncemetery.mil) at a later date.

From: Jessica K. Garrard (daughter) and Jon F. Evans, Jr. (son)

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