PFC Corbit Evans
In memory of our fallen brother
few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds
his blood with me shall be my brother"
35th Infantry Regiment
"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"
The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Corbit Evans, US53090124, who died in the service of his country on July 4th, 1952 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as Seriously WIA by missile-Died of wounds (FECOM). At the time of his death Corbit was 24 years of age. He was from Hamilton, Alabama. Corbit's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.
The decorations earned by PFC Corbit Evans include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Korea Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Private First Class Evans was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in North Korea on July 4, 1952 and died of those wounds later that day. Private First Class Evans was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Corbit is buried in the Shiloh Cemetery, Marion County, AL
Following from newspaper clipping sent by Tom Fitzpatrick who served with Corbit)
The body of Pfc Corbit Evans, 24 year old hero of The Korean War and son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Evans of Route 1, Hamilton, arrived in the united Sates on August 23, 1952.
Following routine procedures, the body will be received in Winfield by the Kilgore Funeral Home staff; who will have charge of the reburial services. Mr. Kilgore said this week that the final funeral plans have not been completed pending the arrival of the hero’s body.
Pfc Evans was shot by an enemy sniper in the vicinity of Mundung-Ni Valley in North Korea., July 4, 1952 and died the same day in the 829th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. He had served in the overseas theatre for nine months; but had only been in Korea three weeks at the time of death. He had completed a full year of military service.
Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers; Orbie of Florence and J.D. stationed with the Army in Alaska. Also surviving him are two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Steel of Russellville and Ann Carol Evans of Route 1, Hamilton.