VERNAL EVERETT EVANS
HOME : ABERDEEN, WA
Plaque : Wall 5, Row F, Col 4
Born Feb 27 1930 in Aberdeen Washington. Enlisted as a Seaman Apprentice on Sept 15 1947. Vernal started at the U.S. Naval Training Center San Diego, California Sept 18 1947 at the rate SA and from there he went to the U.S. Naval Station, Charleston, South Carolina Jan 4 1948). At the rate of SA. In 1948 Vernal went on the USS Noa DD 841 was on the Noa from Jan 23 1948 to 1952 at the rate of FN BT3. In Sept. 1952 Vernal went on the USS Laffey DD 724 at the rate BT3, until Jan 3 1954. In Jan. 1954 Vernal went on the USS Storms DD 780 at the rate of BT3, until Sept 1954. Vernal left the USS Storms and went to the Naval Training Center in San Diego Ca from 1954 to 1956. In Sept of 1956 Vernal went on the USS Bausell DD 845 until 1959 at the rate of a BT1 . In Jan of 1959 Vernal went on the USS Tingey DD 539 until 1960 at the rate of a BT1. In Feb of 1960 Vernal went to the Fleet Training Group in San Diego Ca as an instructor/observer until Feb 1963. In March of 1963 Vernal went on the USS Lofberg DD 759 until Nov 1965 at the rate 32YDD BT1 BTC. In 1965 to 1967 Vernal went to the Armed Forces Police stationed at Treasure Island San Francisco, Ca. In July 1967 Vernal retired from the Navy. By the time he retired Chief Evans had served on 6 destroyers went around the world twice and saw a lot of different ports and met a lot of different people. Vernal enjoyed his service in the Navy. His Medals Occupation Force Medal, U N Service Medal Korean Service Medal China Service Medal National Defense Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal Vietnam Service Ribbon Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Service Medal 6 Navy Good Conduct Medals After Vernals retirement from the Navy he went to work for the U.S. Navy ship yard at Hunters Point, Ca. as a boiler maker. Vernal worked there until the ship yard closed down in 1974. Vernal then went to work for the water department on Treasure Island, San Francisco, Ca until 1975. At that time it was reformed and renamed Naval Public Works Center. Vernal was the Boiler Plant Operator and later became the Plant Supervisor. Vernal finally retired from work in 1988. Vernal personal info He was married in Sept of 1952 to Mary Darlien Quidley. They had three children son Vernal Jr., daughter Tina, and son Michael. Vernal was divorced from Mary in July 1968. In Sept . 1968 Vernal married Norma (Tillman) Poppy and moved to Roseburg, OR. Norma passed away Oct. of 1995. Vernal later in June of 2004 married Betty (Bitterman) Senger, they still live in Roseburg, OR.
NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL SIXTH AWARD,OCCUPATION MEDAL,KOREAN SERVICE MEDAL, CHINA SERVICE MEDAL,ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL,VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL, VIETNAM CAMPAIGN MEDAL, UNITED NATIONS SERVICE MEDAL
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