Texas National Guard soldier still missing after saving drowning migrant women at US-Mexico border

  

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Via:  jeremy-in-nc  •  4 weeks ago  •  57 comments

By:   Rodney Overton (CBS. com)

Texas National Guard soldier still missing after saving drowning migrant women at US-Mexico border
Specialist Bishop E. Evans, 22, from Arlington was identified Sunday as the soldier who jumped in the Rio Grande to help.

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Authorities have released the name of a Texas National Guard member who remains missing after going into the river along the U.S.-Mexico border to help two migrant women who appeared to be drowning.

The Texas Military Department on Sunday identified the missing Guard member as Specialist Bishop E. Evans, from Arlington. The 22-year-old Evans went missing on Friday as he jumped into the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass along the U.S.-Mexico border.

"Apparently one of the females of that group started to go down. Looked like she was drowning. So one of the National Guardsman jumped in the river for the rescue," said Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber.

The Texas Military Department says in a statement that Evans is assigned to A Battery, 4-133 Field Artillery Regiment in New Braunfels.

Dive teams had stopped their operations Saturday evening due to the river's strong current. Three airboats from the Texas Department of Public Safety helped with the search on Sunday.

Sunday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted a photo of Evans and issued a short statement.

"Texas National Guard Specialist Bishop Evans is a hero who risked his life in service to Texas & America. Law enforcement & rescue teams continue a relentless search for him. Join us in prayer for a successful recovery."

Evans, a field artilleryman, joined the Texas Army National Guard in May 2019. He returned in the fall of 2020 from mobilization to Operation Spartan Shield in Kuwait.

During this mobilization, his dedication, talents, and tactical prowess led his leadership to regularly assign him to operations in Iraq in support of Special Operations Forces for short periods of time, while then rotating back into Kuwait, officials said.


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Jeremy Retired in NC
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1  seeder  Jeremy Retired in NC    4 weeks ago

Trump and his supporters are off topic. Those who respond to themselves to avoid keyboard cooties by actually replying to the person they are quoting/mocking/refuting will have their comments removed. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @1    4 weeks ago

Truly a sad story................Didn't say what happened to the women??????

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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1.1.1  seeder  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1    4 weeks ago

I haven't seen anything about what happened to them.  Hopefully arrested for drug smuggling.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2  seeder  Jeremy Retired in NC    4 weeks ago

Other reports that I've seen on this identified the people SPC Evans tried to save were drug smugglers.  

 
 
 
Sparty On
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3  Sparty On    4 weeks ago

Biden has this soldiers blood on his hands.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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3.1  Ronin2  replied to  Sparty On @3    4 weeks ago

Specialist Bishop E. Evans, 22 is what is best about this country. Hopefully his sacrifice will not soon be forgotten.

The two drug smugglers he saved; the cartel that used them as mules; and POS in the White House and his backers that have caused the border crisis are what is worst about this country.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sparty On @3    4 weeks ago

Agreed!

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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3.3  Ozzwald  replied to  Sparty On @3    4 weeks ago
Biden has this soldiers blood on his hands.

A national guardsman has committed a selfless act of rescuing a fellow human being, possibly sacrificing himself in the process, and all you can do is make a political statement?

That is lower than low, [deleted]

 
 
 
Sparty On
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3.3.1  Sparty On  replied to  Ozzwald @3.3    4 weeks ago
That is lower than low, and you should be ashamed.

Nah, just using a play I took from the liberal playbook.

Ain’t that a bitch!

 
 
 
JBB
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3.3.2  JBB  replied to  Sparty On @3.3.1    4 weeks ago

Does holding half your fellow countrymen in contempt justify being however low down?

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
3.3.3  Sparty On  replied to  JBB @3.3.2    4 weeks ago
Does holding half your fellow countrymen in contempt justify being however low down?

You tell me.    
It’s the liberal/progressive playbook I was following.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3.3.4  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ozzwald @3.3    4 weeks ago
A national guardsman has committed a selfless act of rescuing a fellow human being, possibly sacrificing himself in the process, and all you can do is make a political statement?

He would not have been there had the federal government done it's job and Joe Biden had fulfilled his oath as president.

 
 
 
JBB
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3.3.5  JBB  replied to  Sparty On @3.3.3    4 weeks ago

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Just Jim NC TttH
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3.3.6  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JBB @3.3.5    4 weeks ago

And no one said you were. Trying to gain martyrdom for the hive isn't a good look.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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3.3.7  Greg Jones  replied to  Ozzwald @3.3    4 weeks ago
"A national guardsman has committed a selfless act of rescuing a fellow human being, possibly sacrificing himself in the process, and all you can do is make a political statement?"

So you think two cartel drug mules lives are worth one dead American soldier?

 
 
 
Sparty On
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3.3.8  Sparty On  replied to  JBB @3.3.5    4 weeks ago

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JBB
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3.3.9  JBB  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.3.4    4 weeks ago

How do you figure that? At no time has illicit traffic across the border ever been stopped. 

 
 
 
Snuffy
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3.3.10  Snuffy  replied to  JBB @3.3.2    4 weeks ago
Does holding half your fellow countrymen in contempt justify being however low down?

Wait...  are you trying to tell us that he just said that half the country belongs in a basket of deplorables?  Oh No...   

 
 
 
JBB
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3.3.11  JBB  replied to  Sparty On @3.3.8    4 weeks ago

Hypocrisy is doing what you fault others for...

 
 
 
Sparty On
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3.3.12  Sparty On  replied to  JBB @3.3.11    4 weeks ago

You are simply reaping what you have sown.    Whine about it to someone who cares that bothers you.

I don’t

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3.3.13  Vic Eldred  replied to  JBB @3.3.2    4 weeks ago

Who are you calling "low down" and why are you being allowed to do it?

 
 
 
Sparty On
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3.3.14  Sparty On  replied to  Sparty On @3.3.8    4 weeks ago

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Sparty On
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3.3.15  Sparty On  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.3.13    4 weeks ago

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Drinker of the Wry
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3.3.16  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @3.3.9    4 weeks ago
At no time has illicit traffic across the border ever been stopped. 

That makes serious gun control problematic. 

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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3.3.17  Ozzwald  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.3.4    4 weeks ago
He would not have been there had the federal government done it's job and Joe Biden had fulfilled his oath as president.

And of course his fellow right wingers are jumping to his defense, for a statement that has no defense.  That guardsman saw a human being in danger and unselfishly tried to help, without 1st asking their nationality, immigration status, or political affiliation.

Too bad republicans do not share those beliefs.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.3.18  seeder  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ozzwald @3.3    4 weeks ago
A national guardsman has committed a selfless act of rescuing a fellow human being, possibly sacrificing himself in the process, and all you can do is make a political statement?

What you call a political statement is the Root Cause of this whole situation.  But since this administration failed to secure the border this is all on the Biden Administration.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.3.19  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @3.3    4 weeks ago
A national guardsman has committed a selfless act of rescuing a fellow human being, possibly sacrificing himself in the process,

Yes, because Biden and his esteemed "Border Czar" have failed in their jobs, so he was forced into making a decision he should have never been forced to make.

Blame your fantastic President for this.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.3.20  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.3.9    4 weeks ago
At no time has illicit traffic across the border ever been stopped. 

Well, DUH.

No one is claiming to be able to stop all illicit traffic. But one thing is different between progressive liberals and conservatives--conservatives are at least willing to TRY to curtail such activity while liberals promote it!

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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3.3.21  Ozzwald  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @3.3.18    4 weeks ago
What you call a political statement is the Root Cause of this whole situation.

And that is a lie, unless you are claiming there was no illegal immigration issue during every other administration as well.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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3.3.22  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @3.3.19    4 weeks ago
Yes, because Biden and his esteemed "Border Czar" have failed in their jobs

Again, you like to complain that border issues began with the current President.  The issue has existed during every previous administration, whether it was an (R), or (D).

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.3.23  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @3.3.22    4 weeks ago
Again, you like to complain that border issues began with the current President. 

THAT is an outright LIE.

I defy you to quote me doing (for ONCE!) what you claim, but since we BOTH already KNOW you won't and can't, why do you insist on such asinine claims?

Do you think other people can't read my posts and just take your lies about my posts at face value?

Of course the problem existed before Biden.

One day you may be able to see the difference between politicians willing to work on the problem and others exacerbating the problem the way Biden has. I have hope you will, anyway.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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3.3.24  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @3.3.23    4 weeks ago
I defy you to quote me doing (for ONCE!) what you claim

I cannot outline it any plainer for you.  If you cannot understand, I cannot help.

One day you may be able to see the difference between politicians willing to work on the problem and others exacerbating the problem the way Biden has.

You got it backwards.  Trump exacerbated the problem by building up a stoppage at the border. without dealing with the issue.  Well it finally overflowed, and what you see is the result of Trump shutting down the border to LEGAL asylum seekers, and pretending it didn't exist.  His usual go to.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.3.25  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @3.3.24    4 weeks ago
I cannot outline it any plainer for you.  If you cannot understand, I cannot help.

Now we know what the problem is. I didn't ask you to outline anything or to make anything plainer. What I asked for was proof for your asinine claims about what I have posted, and once again you failed to support such dumbfuckery.

You go on pretending Biden and the Border Czar have a handle on things and have a real plan to deal with it, it is always nice to have fantasies!

BTW, you might want to let all those Democrats saying basically the same thing---that Title 42 shouldn't end because the current Administration has NO plan to deal with the border crisis that they are wrong, too!

 
 
 
bugsy
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3.3.26  bugsy  replied to  Ozzwald @3.3.24    4 weeks ago
rump exacerbated the problem by building up a stoppage at the border. without dealing with the issue. 

Exactly what you posted is how he dealt with the issue of illegal immigration. He stopped most of them from coming in by keeping them on their side of the border.

Not his, or our, problem that they decided to get backed up.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.3.27  seeder  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ozzwald @3.3.21    4 weeks ago

Never claimed it wasn't happening under other administrations.  But THIS administration stopped actions that were in place to secure the border.  Or did you forget that?

Either way, it still is the root cause of this situation.  

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.3.28  seeder  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ozzwald @3.3.22    4 weeks ago

did you forget that the current President started his term with a stack of EOs?  I think the exact wording was:

In furtherance of that commitment, I have determined that the declaration of a national emergency at our southern border in Proclamation 9844 of February 15, 2019 (Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Southern Border of the United States), was unwarranted.

FFS even in the EO Biden acknowledges that it HIS responsibility to secure the border, and to this day he hasn't done a goddamn thing about it.  Now we have a missing / deceased US Soldier to add to that.  So, YES, this is all on Biden and his failure administration. 

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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3.3.29  Ozzwald  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @3.3.28    4 weeks ago
FFS even in the EO Biden acknowledges that it HIS responsibility to secure the border, and to this day he hasn't done a goddamn thing about it.

FFS, name a single President that has "secured" the southern border.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.3.30  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @3.3.29    4 weeks ago
FFS, name a single President that has "secured" the southern border.

OH, FFS, name something the Biden Administration OR his Border Czar has done to secure the border and while you are at it, name the reasons why we are experiencing a record surge across the border under THIS President.

Please at least TRY to do so without whining about OTHER Presidents.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.3.31  seeder  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Texan1211 @3.3.30    4 weeks ago
FFS, name a single President that has "secured" the southern border.

Only 1 made actual progress on it.  Then this administration took over and ended it and about to end Title 42 that reinforced securing the border.

But, continue, lets hear how you think it's not a problem right now and Biden is doing good.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.3.32  Texan1211  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @3.3.31    4 weeks ago

You see the crickets showed up JUST when he was asked something too hard to answer.

Kind of an amazing coincidence, eh?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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3.3.33  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @3.3.30    4 weeks ago
OH, FFS, name something the Biden Administration OR his Border Czar has done to secure the border

Name one thing Trump did.  (BTW, kidnapping children as a deterrent does not count, we're talking legal things)

Name one thing Obama did. 

Name one thing Bush2 did. 

Name one thing Clinton did. 

Name one thing Bush1 did.

name the reasons why we are experiencing a record surge across the border under THIS President.

I already have, it's not my fault you refuse to read the comment string before replying.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.3.34  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @3.3.33    4 weeks ago

So no answer, just an endless stream of questions to deflect and deny and project.

Whining about other Presidents does nothing to defend your boy Joe from criticism for his shitty handling of the border and his joke of a Border Czar.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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3.3.35  Sparty On  replied to  Texan1211 @3.3.34    4 weeks ago

SOP for the haters.

Haters gotta hate.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.3.36  seeder  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Texan1211 @3.3.32    4 weeks ago

They always do. It's like we went off their script and now they have to regroup to figure out what to do next.  Kind of funny really.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.3.37  seeder  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ozzwald @3.3.33    4 weeks ago
BTW, kidnapping children as a deterrent does not count, we're talking legal things

And exactly when did this happen?

 
 
 
squiggy
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3.3.38  squiggy  replied to  Ozzwald @3.3.33    4 weeks ago

"...refuse to read the comment string before replying."

I had to read it three times to figure out how you got so deep into left field. Still can't find a real reason.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.3.39  Texan1211  replied to  squiggy @3.3.38    4 weeks ago

Maybe someone is still pissed he got his ass handed to him earlier?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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3.3.40  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @3.3.34    4 weeks ago
So no answer, just an endless stream of questions to deflect and deny and project.

I am sorry you are finding it so hard to accept the result of your hypocritical question.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.3.41  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @3.3.40    4 weeks ago
I am sorry you are finding it so hard to accept the result of your hypocritical question.

Not NEARLY as sorry as I am that English seems to be giving you fits to comprehend, as that is the only language I can converse in.

Look, I get that you are still pissed I shot you down earlier, but that is no reason to leave logic, comprehension, and the truth at the door.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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3.3.42  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @3.3.41    4 weeks ago
as that is the only language I can converse in.

You have admitted previously that you spoke other languages.  Why are you lying about it now?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.3.43  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @3.3.42    4 weeks ago
You have admitted previously that you spoke other languages. 

Your claim is once again a LIE.

Prove it or retract the lie.

QUOTE ME FOR JUST ONCE DOING WHAT YOU CLAIM.

Is that even possible?????

Why do you keep making all these false claims about me, only to fail miserably at EVER backing yourself up with FACTS?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4  Vic Eldred    4 weeks ago

His body hasn’t been recovered after he jumped in the river to help struggling migrants— Officials say 2 were drug smugglers.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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5  Just Jim NC TttH    4 weeks ago

The body has now been found...................

 
 
 
Texan1211
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5.1  Texan1211  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @5    4 weeks ago

Leave it to progressive liberals to be happy the drug runners survived and the soldier died.

I wonder if they were going to seek asylum after delivering the drugs?

Hell, that would make them heroes to the whacked-out crazies on the left!

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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5.1.1  seeder  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Texan1211 @5.1    4 weeks ago
I wonder if they were going to seek asylum after delivering the drugs?

That's where my money is.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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5.2  seeder  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @5    4 weeks ago

Thank you for the update.

 
 
 
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