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About My
Adopted POW/MIA


You Are Not Forgotten

Name: Cleveland Evans, Jr.
Rank/Branch: E5/US Marine Corps
Unit: A/3DMTBN, 3rd Marine Division
Date of Birth: 22 November 1945
Home City of Record: Hot Springs AR
Date of Loss: 13 March 1968
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 163650N 1072618E (YD601383)
Status (in 1973):
Missing In ActionCategory: 2Acft/Vehicle/Ground: UH1B

Refno: 1085 Other Personnel In Incident:
Steven Heitman; Jimmy L. Watson (both missing)
Compiled by Homecoming II Project 01 April 1991
from one or more of the following:
raw data from U.S. Government agency sources,
correspondence with POW/MIA families,
published sources, interviews.
Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK 1998.


On March 13, 1968, SP5 Heitman, Sgt. Evans, passengers,
WO Jimmy Watson, pilot, SFC Eugene Gubbins, PFC Larry Moore
and Lt. Purda, crewmembers and 4 unidentified passengers of the
101st Airborne Division were aboard a UH1H helicopter
(tail #67-17254) which proceeded north from Phu Bai airfield
on a logistics mission to Camp Evans, Republic of Vietnam.
Evans was on the aircraft on the first leg of a journey to Da Nang,
to visit his brother, who was stationed there. About 3-5 miles
southeast of Camp Evans, the helicopter was hit by enemy fire
and was forced to land. All 10 persons exited the aircraft and
split into two 5-man teams in an attempt to evade to friendly lines.
Lt. Purda and the four 101st Airborne personnel walked into Camp
Evans at 2000 hours. An intensive search was initiated, but failed
to reveal any trace of the aircraft or the 5 missing.

On March 28, elements of the 1st Cavalry Division found 2 bodies
in a shallow grave in the area of the crash site. They were later
identified as those of SFC Gubbins and PFC Moore.
The fates of the other 3 remained a mystery
and the three were classified Missing in Action.

Since the war ended, thousands of reports have convinced many
authorities that hundreds of Americans are still held captive in
Southeast Asia. The three survivors of the helicopter crash on
March 13, 1968 could be among them. They also could be dead.
Until the U.S. seriously pursues his fate, we may not know with
certainty what happened to Cleveland Evans.

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