Fallen Soldier: Kermit O. Evans

Kermit O. Evans
Dates: Died December 3, 2006
Hometown: Hollandale, MS
Branch of Service: Air Force
Rank: Captain
Player: Nicole Gal

Captain Kermit O. Evans, 31, of Hollandale, Mississippi, was assigned to the 27th Civil Engineer Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico and served during Operation Iraqi Freedom. On December 3, 2006, Capt. Evans and three other servicemen were killed when the Marine Corps CH-46 helicopter they were riding in made an emergency water landing in western Anbar province, Iraq.

Capt. Evans graduated third in his class from Simmons High School and went on to Mississippi State University, where he graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 2000. He enlisted in the Air Force in 2001 and was promoted to captain in November 2005.

Capt. Evans was an avid sports fan and athlete who was kind and giving - someone who liked to help other people. “He also had an inquisitive personality that probably landed him in his military career as an explosive ordnance disposal technician dismantling explosive devices,” his mother said.

Capt. Evans’ son is a Folds of Honor Scholarship recipient.