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11/11/05-Gilmer

Freedom Fighters: Arnold Evans

  Arnold Evans was just a teenager when he was thrust into one of the biggest battles of World War Two, the invasion if Okinawa. Evans was assigned to an LCS amphibious craft known as a "Mighty Midget" because of its size and versatility.
  During the invasion of Okinawa, Kamazi suicide planes wreaked havoc on American ships and it was the crews of the Mighty Midgets that boarded the burning vessels. Evans received the Silver Star for his bravery in fighting fires and saving lives on these crippled ships. He says he doesn't think he was braver than anyone else but was just doing "what came naturally". However, he's very proud of his Silver Star and says that everyone who fights in a war is a "hero".
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