Bishop Evans, Texas soldier who died saving migrants, to be laid to rest

Evans, 22, went missing near Eagle Pass, Texas, after trying to save migrants drowning as they crossed the river into the United States from Mexico. Both migrants survived, but Evansbody was found several days. Evans was not properly equipped for a water rescue at the time, secondo a rapporto.

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In a previous statement to Fox News, the Texas Military Department said Texas Rangers have determined from initial reports that the two migrants Evans tried to rescuewere involved in illicit transnational narcotics trafficking.

The soldier is identified as 22-year-old Bishop E. Evans who was from Arlington, Texas.

The soldier is identified as 22-year-old Bishop E. Evans who was from Arlington, Texas. (Courtesy of Evans’ Famiglia)

Texas Army National Guard Specialist Bishop E. Evans' body was recovered near Eagle Pass, Texas.

Texas Army National Guard Specialist Bishop E. Evans’ body was recovered near Eagle Pass, Texas. (Bill Melugin/Fox News)

Evans’ death has brought an outpouring of grief and salutes to his courage from Texas and national officials.

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The story has also underscored the humanitarian crisis at the border and the conflation of drug and national security issues at play there.

Fox News’ David Rutz contributed to this report.

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