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  SP4 Wayne Lee Evitt    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"



Alpha Company
2nd Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment

Vietnam War


"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal



The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, SP4 Wayne Lee Evitt, who died in the service of his country on June 20th, 1966 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Wayne was 21 years of age. He was from Fitzgerald, Georgia. Wayne is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 8E, Line 66.

The decorations earned by SP4 Wayne Lee Evitt include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.


The war in Vietnam struck
Its first tragic blow to the com-
munity this week by taking the
life of SP-4 Wayne Lee Evitt,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Evitt
of W. Roanoke extension.
The Evitts received word
Tuesday afternoon that their
Son gave his life for his coun-
Try June 20.
A telegram received Tuesday
at 5:30 p. m. from Maj. Gen.
J. C. Lambert, adjutant gener-
al read: "The Secretary of the
Army has asked me to express
his deep regret that your son,
Specialist Fourth Class Wayne
L. Evitt died in Vietnam June
20 as a result of gunshot
wounds received in combat
operations against hostile
forces. Please accept my deep-
est sympathy . . ."
A native of Fitzgerald, the
21-year-old youth entered the
Army April 6, 1965. He was
transferred to Vietnam from
Hawaii in January of this year.
He was educated in the Fitz-
gerald public schools, having
attended Fitzgerald High School
and was associated with his fa-
ther in the roofing business be-
fore entering the Army. He
was assigned to Co. A, 2nd
Bn., 35th Infantry, 3rd Bg., 25th
Division.
Survivors include:
His parents:
Three sisters, Mrs. Carl Hud-
nett, Griffin; Mrs. Elaine Rea-
ves, Fitzgerald, and Sue Evitt,
Fitzgerald.
Three brothers, W.D., Con-
nie and Paul Evitt, all of Fitz-
gerald.


(From Fitzgerald Herald, Thursday,
23 June, 1966, p. 1)

Wayne is buried in EVERGREEN CEMETERY, FITZGERALD, GA