First Lady Michelle Obama's guest list for Tuesday's State of the Union address includes Marine Corps Sgt. Carlos Evans who lost both legs and a hand when he stepped on an improvised explosive device while in Afghanistan's Helmand province.
Evans lives in Cameron, about 50 miles southwest of Raleigh. He will watch the speech from the gallery near the first lady. Here's the White House bio of Evans: "Sergeant Evans, born in Puerto Rico, was on his fourth overseas deployment when he sustained injuries in Afghanistan that resulted in the loss of both of his legs and his left hand. Recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center, Sergeant Evans met the First Lady and later visited the White House for a Wounded Warrior Tour. At that time, the President signed his prosthetic arm. He credits the support he has received from private organizations to the First Lady and Dr. Biden’s efforts in Joining Forces. In 2012, he received a custom home from Operation Coming Home and now resides in North Carolina with his wife and two young daughters. "