EVERT, LAWRENCE GERALD
Remains Identified 02/08/02 see below.
Name: Lawrence Gerald Evert
Rank/Branch: O3/US Air Force
Unit:
Date of Birth: 15 March 1938
Home City of Record: Cody WY
Date of Loss: 08 November 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 211500N 1054100E (WJ721508)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: F105
Refno: 0897
Other Personnel In Incident: (none missing)
Source: Compiled by Homecoming II Project 15 October 1990 from one or more
of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources,
correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated
by the P.O.W. NETWORK 2002.
REMARKS:
SYNOPSIS: The F105 Thunderchief (or "Thud") performed yoeman service on many
diversified missions in Southeast Asia. F105s flew more combat missions over
North Vietnam than any other USAF aircraft and consequently suffered the
heaviest losses in action. They dropped bombs by day and occasionally by
night from high or low altitude and some later versions (F105D in Wild
Weasel guise) attacked SAM sites with their radar tracking air-to-ground
missiles. This versatile aircraft was also credited with downing 25 Russian
MiGs.
Capt. Lawrence G. Evert was the pilot of an F105 aircraft assigned a combat
mission over North Vietnam on November 8, 1967. As his aircraft was just
northwest of the city of Lang Tao (about 50 miles north of Hanoi), it was
hit by enemy fire and crashed. It was not determined if Evert survived. He
was declared Missing In Action, and the U.S. believes there is a good chance
that the enemy forces knew his fate.
Lawrence G. Evert was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel during the
period he was maintained missing.
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Wednesday, November 15 6:21 AM SGT
Clinton to pay homage to war dead at 1967 crash site near Hanoi
WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (AFP) -
Air Force Captain Lawrence Evert was attacking a railroad bridge northwest
of Hanoi November 8, 1967, when his F-105 Thunderchief was hit by
anti-aircraft fire.
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Sons of Downed Pilot Share Emotions
By WALTER R. MEARS
.c The Associated Press
TIEN CHAU, Vietnam (AP) - By a rice paddy where their father was shot down
and killed during the Vietnam War 33 years ago, the sons of pilot Lawrence
G. Evert watched as Vietnamese workers dug and sifted through mud in hopes
of finding his remains.....
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 Christian Science Monitor
Friday, November 17, 2000
MIA relatives come in search of 'healing'
 Ilene R. Prusher
   Just over 33 years ago, a young Air Force pilot from Cody, Wyo., swooped
down somewhere near this village 17 miles west of Hanoi in attempt to bomb
his target: a railway bridge used to carry cargo from China and the USSR.....
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Remains returned a year after family learns about father's fate in Vietnam
War
By JANIS L. MAGIN
The Associated Press
10/6/01 4:39 AM
HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii (AP) -- A military official turned up at Danny
Evert's home in Arizona last fall with a request:  Would the family mind if
then-President Clinton visited the site where his father, Capt. Lawrence
Evert, crashed in Vietnam? .....
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02/08/02 National League of Familie Update
AMERICAN ACCOUNTED FOR:  According to the Department of Defense, there are
now 1,945 Americans still missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War.
The remains of LtCol Lawrence G. Evert, USAF, from Wyoming, missing since
November 8, 1967, were jointly recovered during successive field operations
beginning February 9, 2000.  The remains of LT Gene R. Gollahon, USN, from
Ohio, missing since August 13, 1965, were jointly recovered April 26, 2000.
In addition, one Air Force officer, previously missing in North Vietnam, was
accounted for through identification of remains recovered during several
field operations beginning in 1997. No public announcement has yet been
made, though it is hoped that will soon occur.  Of the total unaccounted
for, 1,466 are in Vietnam, 411 in Laos, 60 in Cambodia and 8 in the
territorial waters of the PRC.  Over 90% of all Vietnam War missing were
lost in Vietnam or areas under its wartime control.
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The Honolulu Advertiser.com
Tuesday, July 2, 2002
Sons close book on mystery of father lost at war
By William Cole
Advertiser Military Writer
HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE - When he was 5, David Evert watched his father get on
a TWA flight in Phoenix and leave for the war in Vietnam....
Reach William Cole at wcole@honoluluadvertiser.com or 525-5459.
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MIA story has ending -- 35 years later
Local woman's brother's plane was shot down in Vietnam
War
Wed, July 17, 2002
By ANTONE CLARK
Standard-Examiner correspondent
SYRACUSE -- A Syracuse woman who has had almost 35 years to find closure in
regard to her older brother"s fate was unprepared when finality came to the
odyssey last week.....