SILVERHILL, Ala. (WKRG) — Seventy years ago, Ed Evans was literally fighting for his life on a hill in North Korea. A four-day assault would end with him being airlifted out of the warzone and shipped to Japan where surgeons would struggle to save his left leg after a mortar explosion. Eventually, they were successful.
Now, the 92-year-old Purple Heart recipient is headed to New York after being selected as Alabama’s representative for the Purple Hearts Patriots Project. “To me, it’s a tremendous honor to be selected,” he says.