Gulf War Veteran to Speak on Second Chances, Opportunity and Finding Inspiration
“Life is all about second chances, sometimes third; the most important thing to remember is to take full advantage of every opportunity that is given to you.”
William “Burt” Evans Jr. will deliver this advice as part of his address to fellow students - many half his age - at ECPI University’s graduation at Chrysler Hall at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Evans should know.
After graduating high school in 1980, he attended college for a couple of years, but decided to join the Navy to serve his country. He spent four years as a radioman in the Gulf War, taking college courses when he could. After his first tour, he returned to civilian life and worked as an office supply company sales representative before missing the service and rejoining the Navy. His second tour ended abruptly when his wife passed away, leaving him with their two young children.