Colonel (Retired) Otis Evans is one of the finest Army officers to have worn the cloth of our nation and is the epitome of a Soldier worthy of the DUSTOFF Hall of Fame. He served 12 of the 27 years of his distinguished career as a DUSTOFF pilot, displaying courage under fire on numerous occasions in the Republic of Vietnam, where he earned a Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross with one oak leaf cluster, a Bronze Star, and the Air Medal with numeral 9. After serving in Vietnam, Otis displayed excellence as a DUSTOFF pilot in CONUS, the Republic of Korea, and the Federal Republic of Germany. The United States Congress recognized Otis with the Congressional Veterans Commendation for his selfless service to both the US Army and his civilian community. Otis also participated in the Army Surgeon General’s film documentary, “When I Have Your Wounded,” championing medical helicopter ambulance evacuation in modern warfare. He frequently takes the opportunity to share his experiences with and mentor the current generation of DUSTOFF pilots. Finally, Colonel Evans was selected to represent all Texas Vietnam veterans at the dedication of the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the Texas State Capitol. Otis Evans was inducted into the DUSTOFF Hall of Fame on 23 March 2024.