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Veterans Day: ‘He went above and beyond’ his duty

Airman, now 94, honored for WWII service

Charles P. Evans, former Captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps, was named 2012 Veteran of the Year on Saturday at New York State Military Museum. Evans served in World War II in the European Theater of Operations.
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Charles P. Evans, former Captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps, was named 2012 Veteran of the Year on Saturday at New York State Military Museum. Evans served in World War II in the European Theater of Operations.
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Longtime Wilton resident Charles Evans stayed in Europe even after he had flown the 25 combat missions required of him during World War II. “He was steadfast and true all the way. Thirty missions, he went above and beyond the call of duty,” said U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson in a ceremony on Saturday for Evans, who was honored as the Friends of the New York State Military Museum 2012 Veteran of the Year. Before presenting ...

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