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March 19, 2013

Lt. Col. Evans presenter for medal ceremony

Saturday’s event bringing MWHS grad home to speak

From staff reports

The local Medal of Honor ceremony, which takes place this Saturday beginning at 10 a.m., offer many highlights. In addition to the memorial honoring 14 award recipients who came through either Fort Wolters or Camp Wolters, the event at Fort Wolters Historical Park will feature a Special Forces flag flying, presented by U.S. Army Lt. Col. Lee H. Evans, a decorated officer and  Mineral Wells High School graduate.

Last March 23, the Fort Wolters Gate Committee sponsored a ceremony at Mineral Wells High School to dedicate a smaller version of the Medal of Honor memorial on the east side of the high school, where Camp Wolters began in 1927. At the time, Evans sent word that his group of Special Forces around the world would recognize the Medal of Honor recipients by flying flags in their honor on the day of the local event.

This December, Evans brought home a large display with several flags that were flown in different parts of the world, just as he had promised his mother, Mary Creighton, who also serves as an officer for Fort Wolters Gate Committee, the group planning and presenting the memorial.

Creighton said Evans is proud to be a part of this Saturday's ceremony, where he will officially hand over the flag display on view this week at Boyce Ditto Public Library.

The display is inscribed, “From the soldiers of the 7th Military Information Support Battalion (Airborne) these flags were flown on Medal of Honor Day, 25 March 2012, around the world to honor all Service Members that have shown true courage under fire and for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Evans has always been proud of his Mineral Wells heritage, Creighton added. His father served in the Army and retired in Mineral Wells in 1973.

Lt. Col. Evans has served in various positions within the Army. He began in infantry in Korea, moving to officer with the Old Guard in Washington, D.C.

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