Ranger Steven Bevan: Local family didn’t know for decades that their father was a hero

For 34 years of her life, Taft resident Amy Smith never knew her father was an Army ranger when he served in Vietnam. She didn’t know that her dad, Sgt. Steven D. Bevan, was a fire team leader who served on long-range recon patrols that penetrated deep into enemy territory.


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