Near Weatherford in Parker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754)
This monument is to honor the 74 sailors who lost their lives aboard the US Navy Destroyer USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) on 3 June 1969. USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) was on the gun line off the coast of Vietnam when she was ordered out of the combat zone to participate in Seato Training exercise with 40 ships from 7 nations. During the exercise the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne (R 21) collided with USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754). In 3 minutes the forward section of the ship sank. The names of the 74 men are not included on the Vietnam memorial in Washington D.C. based on a technicality but are displayed here as a tribute of their service to our country. "Lest we Forget" the "Lost 74" earned their place on the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
Alan H Armstrong · James R Baker · James A Botto · Thomas B Box · James F Bradley · Robert G Brandon· Harris M Brown · William D Brown II · Charles W Cannington · Christopher J Carlson · Michael K Clawson · Danny V Clute · James R Cmeyla · Larry W Cool · Patrick M Corcoran · Joe E Craig · James W Davis · Leon L Deal · James F Dykes III · Raymond J Earley · Steven F Espinosa · Stephen D Fagan
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam.
Location. 32° 47.994′ N, 98° 2.365′ W. Marker is near Weatherford, Texas, in Parker County. Memorial is on Mineral Wells Highway (U.S. 180). The memorial is located at the National Vietnam War Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12685 Mineral Wells Highway, Weatherford TX 76088, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow fliesAmerical Division - 23rd Infantry Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jack Llewellyn Knight (approx. 2 miles away); Old Camp Wolters (approx. 2½ miles away); Sam Savage (approx. 3.9 miles away); Old Mineral Wells Post Office (approx. 4.3 miles away); Mineral Wells (approx. 4.3 miles away); First Mineral Water Well (approx. 4.3 miles away); Famous Mineral Water Company (approx. 4.4 miles away).
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