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First Class Kenneth C. "Kenny" Evans, a Service Rifle
shooter, of Otisco, Indiana, died October 25, 2010.
joined the USAMU in May of 1955 and was awarded the U. S.
Army Distinguished Rifleman Badge
was a member of the record setting Infantry Trophy Team at Camp
Perry, Ohio in 1958 and 1959. He became a member of the Presidents
Hundred in 1959. In 1960 he was assigned the USAREUR Marksmanship
Unit as an Infantry Trophy coach, where he led his team to a win in
the All Army Team Match in 1960 and 1961. In 1961, he tested rifles
and ammunition used for the 1964 Olympics. In 1966 he had direct
assignment to the University of Alaska at the Rifle Team Coach. His
team won the 1966 National ROTC Championship in 1967 and 1968, the
National Womans Championship and several All American matches.
In 1968 he served in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze
Star Medal. He was assigned as non-commissioned
officer-in-charge of the International Rifle Team in 1969. He then
went on to become a recruiter in 1971 and was assigned to
Louisville, Kentucky before retiring from the Army in 1973.
a distinguished career in the Army, "Kenny" worked for
E. I. Dupont for 22 and a-half years and then retired to
his farm in southern Indiana. He continued his education and attended
Purdue University to become a certified Master Gardener and became
very well known for raising top quality Hostas as well as his arts