ROBERT C. EVINS, LCDR, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: August 12, 1918
Date of death: June 17, 1944
Age: 25

Lucky Bag

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From the 1939 Lucky Bag:

ROBERT CLEVELAND EVINS

HARTSVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA

Bob, Sweet Pea, Mushmouth

Sweet Pea comes from the middle of the sunny Southland —- a Rebel and damned proud of it, as we learned upon the first resumption, Plebe Summer, of the fury of the sixties. He isn't so large, but he is capable of wielding broom, belaying pin, or bare first against any and all odds if the occasion so demands. Bob is still chat way -- but we've found an easy method of softening his heart. He'll never admit it (for the world) but he is easy prey for the opposite sex. Does he like to truck! In and out of love, in and out of exams, in and out of training —- he has always been ready tor more — that's why we like our Sweet Pea.

Battalion Boxing 3, 2, 1; Battalion Football 3; Company Small Bore 2; 1 P.O.

Loss

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Unable to find details, but he was lost June 17, 1944 near Saipan when his FM-2 Wildcat fighter crashed. He was a member of Composite Squadron (VC) 4, operating from USS White Plains (CVE 66).

His wife was listed as next of kin. They were married October 10, 1942.


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Class of 1939
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