A true American patriot, Sgt. Carlos Evans voluntarily joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 2004 at the age of 24. As long as he can remember, he always had the desire to represent and serve his country. When he joined the USMC, he dedicated himself fully to his work and obtained his rank as Sergeant in less than four years.
He was deployed to combat four times, the first three in Iraq. After his final tour of duty in Iraq, he married his wife, Rosemarie. On his fourth deployment, in Afghanistan’s Helmand province as part of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines unit, Sgt. Evans was on foot patrol when he stepped on an IED (Improvised Explosive Device). After the explosion, he looked around and noticed he was receiving first aid care while enduring intense pain. The IED resulted in the loss of both of his legs above the knee and his left hand. Thinking his life was over, he made his peace with God and closed his eyes. His corpsman woke him up, asked the sergeant the name of his wife and his daughters (Nairoby, 5, and Genesis, 1), and when Sgt. Evans answered them correctly, the corpsman told him, “Your family is waiting for you, you can’t die because they need you.”
Two weeks and two days passed before Sgt. Evans regained consciousness in the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. with Rosemarie by his side. Realizing he had receive
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