Benjamin Franklin Evans, Jr. – Major General, United States Army

Major General Benjamin Franklin Evans Jr.

Born September 3, 1912 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Died September 2, 1991 in Reston, Virginia

Cadet, U. S. Military Academy 1932-36
Graduated as No. 10716, Class of 1936

Second Lieutenant 1936
First Lieutenant 1939
Captain (Temporary) 1940
Major (AUS) 1942
Lieutenant Colonel (AUS) 1943
Captain 1946
Major 1948
Major General

Student, Air Corps Primary Flying School 1936-37
Company Commander, 2d Infantry Regiment 1937-39
Student, Infantry School 1939-40
Served with Headquarters, IX Corps Area 1940
Platoon Commander, 27th Infantry Regiment 1940-42
Battalion Executive Officer, 27th Infantry Regiment 1942
S-3, 27th Infantry Regiment at Guadalcanal 1942-43
Battalion Commander, 27th Infantry Regiment, New Georgia 1943
Executive Officer, 27th Infantry Regiment 1943-44
S-3, 25th Infantry Division 1944
Served with Operations Division, War Department 1944-46
Brigade Adjutant, Tactical Department, US. Military Academy 1946-49
Student, Armed Forces Staff College 1949-50
Served with Personnel & Administration Division, Headquarters US. European Command 1950-52
Commanding Officer, 18th Infantry Regiment 1952-53
Secretary of the General Staff, 1st US.Army 1953-54
Served with Officer of the Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations), US.Army 1960-61
Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations), Continental Army Command 1961-63
Commanding General, XIII Corps 1963-65
Chief, Joint US. Military Mission for Aid to Turkey (JUSMAT) 1965-67
Special Assistant to Joint Chiefs of Staff (Arms Control) 1967-69
Deputy Commanding General, 3rd US.Army 1969-71
Retired 1971

Silver Star – Bronze Star Medal – Legion of Merit – Distinguished Service Medal

Benjamin Franklin Evans, Jr. was born 3 September 1912.  He was a 1936 graduate of the United States Military Academy.  General Evans died on 2 September 1991 and was buried with full military honors in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Marjorie Hughes Evans (19 August 1912-14 July 1996) is buried with him.

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