Evans, William, T3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1945-1946, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) NROTC (Faculty Staff)
Service Years
1943 - 1946

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Contact Info
Home Town
Fall River, Wisc.
Last Address
Interment was Hillside Cemetery, in
Columbus WI, w/full military honors.

Date of Passing
May 18, 2017
Location of Interment
Hillside Cemetery - Columbus, Wisconsin
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon Blue Star

 Military Association Memberships
Post 2219, John C Brossard Post
  1946, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 2219, John C Brossard Post (Executive Secretary) (Fall River, Wisconsin) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
RMT 3/c William Wallace Evans, USN WWII
Bill was born on March 9, 1924, at St. Mary's Hospital in Columbus, Wis. He was the son of Wallace William Evans and Genevieve (Dunn) Evans of Fall River, Wis. He grew up on Main Street in Fall River, attending The Fall River Public Schools through his junior year in high school. For his senior year, he transferred to St. John's Military Academy in Delafield, from which he graduated in 1942. While at St. John's, Bill was a member of the academic honor society (The Dragon Society); earned letters in varsity basketball and baseball; and was known to his classmates as "Riley." Bill regretted that St. John's had no boxing team as this was his favorite sport and one in which he had excelled as a "Pirate" at Fall River High School.
Bill enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943. After basic training at Great Lakes, he specialized in communications and was then stationed in New York City. After many North Atlantic crossings during the war, he was stationed in Guam. For the remainder of his time in the Navy, Bill attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., as an Officer Candidate studying business. One of Bill's fondest memories was winning a boxing tournament while at MIT representing the Navy. He decided that the life of a career Naval Officer wasn't for him, so in 1946 he was honorably discharged from the Navy. Bill continued his study of business at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, from which he graduated in 1949 with a Bachelor in Business Administration degree.
Other Comments:

Bill Evans was a member and past president of the Wisconsin Canners and Freezers Association, the National Canners and Freezers Association and its Old Guard Society, the National Food Processors Association, member and past president of the Columbus Rotary Club, member of the John C. Brossard Post 2219 Veterans of Foreign Wars, longtime board member of the Columbus Water & Light Department and lifelong member of Olivet Congregational United Church of Christ. Bill's favorite sporting activities in his later years were golfing with friends and family; and shaking the dice with anyone brave enough to grab the cup.


Born in Columbus, Wis., at St. Mary's Hospital. Raised four miles up the road in Fall River. Upon his discharge from the Navy Bill returned to Fall River and became the President of Fall River Cannery. During most of his adult life he lived in Columbus and worked in Fall River. He was buried at Columbus, Wis.

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
PSA AtlanticProfessional Schools and CoursesUS NavyNAVCOMMSTA - NAVCOMSTA - NCS
NROTC (Faculty Staff)
  1943-1943, PSD Great Lakes/CSD RTC Great lakes
  1943-1943, (RM) Radioman A School
  1943-1944, T-0000, Commander Eastern Sea Frontier
  1944-1945, T-0000, NAVCOMSTA Guam
  1945-1946, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) NROTC (Faculty Staff)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Convoy Duty/ West Bound Atlantic Transit
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Convoy Duty / East Bound Atlantic Transit
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Colleges Attended 
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
  1945-1946, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  1946-1949, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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