Iraq Veteran Leo Evans tells his story at the 4th Annual Chat N’ Chew celebration of Black History Month at The Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation.
GRAYSLAKE – Leo Evans is a big man with a quick smile and an infectious laugh.
Wearing a Waukegan Jr. Bulldogs 2018 Division Championship sweatshirt, he lights up while he talks about his family. He loves cooking with his daughter and playing football with his son and spending time with his wife, who was his high school sweetheart. He also just bought his first home, he said, pulling up his sweatshirt to reveal a T-shirt bearing the words “Veteran Home Owner.”
He paces across the front of the small conference room at the end of the hall at Grayslake’s Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation and seems to be at ease in front of the small group gathered there.