Ernest Edwin Evans (Cherokee-Creek)~ In addition to the Medal of Honor, the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal and Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, Commander Evans had the China Service Medal, American Defense Medal, Fleet Clasp, and was entitled to the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with six engagement stars, the World War II Victory Medal, and the Philippine Defense and Liberation Ribbons with one star. A U.S. Navy destroyer war ship, the USS Evans, was named in honor of Commander.

Ernest Edwin Evans (Cherokee-Creek) A Cherokee/Creek from Oklahoma, during the Battle for Leyte Gulf, October Commander of th.

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USS Johnston was a Fletcher class destroyer which famously made a…

After shooting commenced, Evans’ USS Johnston steamed through smoke to take on the Japanese fleet. Damage was done by both sides, but the USS Johnston was gravely damaged and Evans was seriously wounded ... Evans eventually gave the order to abandon ship and was never seen again ... Evans was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, and his ship received six battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation for service in World War II.

After shooting commenced, Evans’ USS Johnston steamed through smoke to take on the Japanese fleet. Damage was done by both sides, but the USS Johnston was gravely damaged and Evans was seriously wounded ... Evans eventually gave the order to abandon ship and was never seen again ... Evans was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, and his ship received six battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation for service in World War II.

The USS Johnston and its Kamikaze Captain, Took On 4 Battleships, 8 cruisers, and 11 Destroyers At Leyte Gulf

In the Allied forces defeated the Japanese in the southern Philippines. That done, they began landing Allied troops on the central Philippine island

World War 2 History: Destroyer USS Johnston Attacks Battleships and Cruisers

World War 2 History: Destroyer USS Johnston Attacks Battleships and Cruisers

USS Johnston a WWII Fletcher-class destroyer famous for her bold action in the Battle off Samar.

USS Johnston (DD-557) Fletcher class destroyer of the United States Navy, during World War II.

USS Johnston Fletcher class destroyer of the United States Navy, during World War II.

USN Ships--USS JOHNSTON (DD-557)

Commissioning ceremony of Fletcher-class destroyer USS Johnston, Seattle, WA, 27 Oct note Lieutenant Commander Evans speaking at left center. (US Naval History & Heritage Command)

The USS Johnston and its Kamikaze Captain, Took On 4 Battleships, 8 cruisers, and 11 Destroyers At Leyte Gulf

In the Allied forces defeated the Japanese in the southern Philippines. That done, they began landing Allied troops on the central Philippine island

USS Johnston - Google Search

USS Johnston - Google Search

USS Johnston under fire at Battle off Samar painting by Pierre de Wispelaere at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.

USS Johnston under fire at Battle off Samar painting by Pierre de Wispelaere at National Museum of the Pacific War.

USS Johnston (DD-557) Video | Boats and Ships

USS Johnston was a World War II-era Fletcher-class destroyer.

Medal of Honor Monday! Commander Ernest Evans (WWII) -- On this day in 1944, a United States Navy officer makes the ultimate sacrifice in an action that would earn him the Medal of Honor. Commander Ernest Evans had fought gallantly for hours before finally going down with his destroyer, USS Johnston.

This Day in History: Ernest Evans, the Battle off Samar, & his “fighting ship”

Another must-listen from my #AudibleApp: "The Real Story of the USS Johnston DD-821: As Told by the Officers and Sailors Who Served Aboard Her" by George A Sites, narrated by CAPT Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret.

Another must-listen from my #AudibleApp: "The Real Story of the USS Johnston DD-821: As Told by the Officers and Sailors Who Served Aboard Her" by George A Sites, narrated by CAPT Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret.

LEGO USS Johnston and USS Sangamon WWII Ships | World War Brick 2017

Beyond the Brick's Joshua Hanlon talks with Brahm Briggs about his LEGO models of the World War II ships USS Johnston and USS Sangamon.

The USS Johnston and its Kamikaze Captain, Took On 4 Battleships, 8 cruisers, and 11 Destroyers At Leyte Gulf

In the Allied forces defeated the Japanese in the southern Philippines. That done, they began landing Allied troops on the central Philippine island

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