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A Soldier Dies in the Biden Border War and China's Strategic Drug War

Austin Bay on

On April 22 Texas Army National Guardsman Specialist Bishop C. Evans drowned in the Rio Grande while trying to rescue two people struggling in the river. Specialist Evans (Spc. is the military abbreviation) grew up in Arlington, Texas.

As a soldier serving in a Texas task force deployed to assist the U.S. Border Patrol and police, it's a fair bet Evans knew the individuals were illegally crossing the Mexico-U.S. border.

I'm certain Bishop Evans' military mission was to observe and assist police. He had a radio to call for help.

However, he saw human beings in immediate danger. So, he acted, disregarding his safety in order to aid endangered human beings.

Evans was on duty in uniformed service when he died at the border. In my opinion Evans demonstrated the genuine courage of a decisive soldier willing to sacrifice beyond the call of duty. The tab on his uniform read "U.S. Army." He was an American soldier subject to U.S. military law. We should laud his heroism.

Yet small White House voices dismiss his death because he was on "state" duty.


Bishop Evans had values. He valued human life. Patriotism is another demonstrated value. In high school he was on the JROTC drill team. He joined the National Guard in 2019 and served overseas.

The river took Evans' valuable life. The migrants safely crossed into the U.S.

Then Customs and Border Patrol arrested them. CNN and cited a Texas Ranger source. The two migrants were suspected of being "involved in illicit transnational narcotics trafficking."

Drug smugglers. Given the lethality of fentanyl, drug smugglers are a link in a chain that murders Americans by the thousands. Two milligrams can kill a human being. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from April 2020 to April 2021, over 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses and fentanyl was involved in two-thirds of the deaths.


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