Clarksburg Veteran Receives a Great Honor
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on April 24, 2013 @ 6:58PM
Created on April 24, 2013 @ 5:47PM
Wednesday, the Harrison County community was visited by a very special veteran. Clarence "Mac" Evans stopped by the VA Hospital to share some great news. He won the French Legion of Honor Medal.
Evans was given this honor for his service in World War II. He said he was in the first wave of men who stormed the beach of Normandy on D-day. When a 5 News reporter met Evans Wednesday morning, he came across as an extremely humble person. He kept saying how he didn't want to be put in the spot light. He believes if one veteran is singled out for the good they do, then all of them should be.
"On the condition that it would be in the names of 4,035 soldiers from the 29th division that died in 11 months. I feel I didn't do anything to earn it, that I know of, but they saw fit to give it to me so I did accept it on those conditions," said Evans.
Evans is a Clarksburg native, but headed back to his new home in Louisiana.
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