|Spc. William Evans
United States Army
KIA 19 Sept. 2005
July 02, 2018
To the Family of SPC William L. Evans
My husband and I recently participated in the 16th Annual Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run to
the Middle East Conflict wall in Marseilles IL. I received a set of dog tags upon registration with
the name SPC. William L. Evans. I found his name where it is inscribed on the wall and said a
prayer for his soul and for his family. I found this site after I attended the ceremony and just
wanted to let you know that your son is NOT forgotten. There were thousands of riders all of
whom carried a dog tag of a fallen solider. Friends we rode with were on their 6th time making
this run and they have kept all of the dog tags they received.
Know that there are many people who care, who will not forget the fallen and who are in awe of
all the sacrifices made by them and their families.
If you have never visited this memorial, please consider attending this event. Special
arrangements are made for Gold Star families to attend and it could be a very healing
experience as part of your journey in dealing with the loss of your son, brother, cousin or
May God Bless the soul of William L. Evans, bless his family and friends and Bless this country.
Submitted by William's Mother Judy Evans
December 11, 2006
My son was SPC. William Evans. He was killed in Ramadi Iraq on Sept 19, 2005 just 6 days after
his 22nd birthday. We are selling memorial bracelets in honor of him and 6 of his fellow
were killed on Sept 28, 2005 . All were from his same unit. The monies being raised is to erect a
memorial at our local armory in New Milford PA.
Our unit is small but we lost big, our company had never lost a soldier in the history of it's
existence until my son was killed. Thank you for honoring your son the so many others with a
web site like this.
From The Times-Tribune 2006
The son of Billie and Judy Evans, Hallstead, Bill attended South New Milford Baptist Church. He
loved the Lord. He also loved hunting, photography and working with special-needs people. He
was a specialist in the Army National Guard and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple
Heart. He fought for what he believed in, God and his country and freedom for all. Bill will be
deeply missed by his family and many, many friends.
Bill's Bible verse in Iraq with his fellow soldiers was Psalms 27:5: "For in the time of trouble, he
shall hide me in his pavilion, in the secret of his tabernacle shale he hide me, he shall set me
up upon a rock."
Surviving are a sister, Heather Evans, Hawley; a brother, Joshua, at home; grandmothers,
Eloise Moore, Great Bend, and Marguerite Evans, Hallstead; aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Doris and Ed Evans, and Earl Thomas Moore Jr.;
and his best friend, William Jasper Burchell.
The funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the South New Milford Baptist Church, Harford Road,
with Pastor Larry Thomas, Pastor Bruce Rosa and Chaplain Major Dale Pepper officiating.
Interment, Lakeview Cemetery, Susquehanna.
Friends may call Thursday, 6 to 10 p.m., at South New Milford Baptist Church. The family has
requested no flowers. However, should friends desire to express sympathy, they may make a
donation to the Building Fund, South New Milford Baptist Church, RR 1, Box 229A, New Milford.
Directions to the church are available on the church's Web site at www.snmbc.org.
Arrangements by the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home.
From The Associated Press
William L. Evans got a job at Craige's Photique photo store while still in high school, but he
dazzled owner Rick Craige with his skills _ to the point where Craige viewed the young
photographer as an equal and, in some aspects, superior. "He had one of the best eyes of any
photographer I have ever seen," Craige said. "With the natural talent he had, he really took to
photography and was great at it." Evans, 22, of Hallstead, Pa., was killed Sept. 19 by a roadside
bomb in Ramadi. He was stationed at Williamsport. Evans was quiet when he first joined the
National Guard in 2003 _ but not for long. "Once you got to know him, you couldn't help but fall
in love with him," Sgt. 1st Class James Ditchey said. "He was a great young man. This is a huge
tragedy for all of us." Evans was a popular high school student, actively involved in band, choir
and track before graduating in 2002. "He was so full of life, he had such an infectious
personality," said his friend Andrew Park. "He was always busy and on the move, great to be
around." Evans is survived by his parents, Bill and Judy.
Memorial Day May 31, 2010
God bless this fine young man's family in every way, contemplated on Memorial Day, 2010.
Feb 10, 2008
David M Chasse
My name is David M. Chasse. I live in the beautiful state of NH. This
past year I hiked a September 11th memorial hike that has been an
annual event since that tragic day in 2001. The idea of the hike is to
have a team hike all 48 peaks over 4000 feet in NH and fly old glory in
honor of the fallen victims of 9/11/2001.
This year, I've thrown an idea to the organizers to also honor the
those that have fallen for our freedom and those that continue that fight
today. I came up with the idea while looking through the fallen at
http://projects.washingtonpost.com/fallen/iraq/. I occasionally will
do this to remind myself of what it means to be able to live, breath and
sleep in a free society. I came across Spc. William L. Evans. He
died Sept 19th, 2005 from a roadside bomb near Ar Ramadi. I did not know
this brave young man but he died on my 35th birthday. He was there
fighting for me to have the ability to hug my children, laugh with my
friends and spend a day in relaxation. He died for us, all of us, his
friends, his parents, his loved ones, those he knew, those he didn't like
me. I did not know this young man but I honor him and he will not be
This years hike will be on September 6,7 or 13,14 depending on the
weather. I will choose my teams peak early in the spring and once I make
it to the top I will fly our nations flag and I will honor Spc William
L. Evans by displaying his photo and anything else his family and
friends would like to send me in his honor.