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Near Weatherford in Parker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754)

 
 
USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, May 10, 2021
1. USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) Marker
Inscription.  

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
USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, May 10, 2021
2. USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) Marker
To the memory of all sailors who served aboard the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans DD754
May we never forget the ship the crews who proudly sailed her and those who paid the ultimate price while serving their country.
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· William D Fields · Alan C Flummer Henry K Fryer Francis J Garcia Melvin H Gardner Jr Donald E Gearhart · Patrick G Glennon · Kenneth W Glines · Joe L Gonzales · Larry A Gracely · Devere R Grisson Jr · Steven A Guyer · Terry L Henderson · Edward P Hess · Garry B Hodgson· Dennis R Johnston · James W Kerr · Willie L King · George J LA Liberte · Raymond P Lebrun Eugene F Lehman Isaac Lyons JR Douglas R Meister · Andrew M Melendrerz · Frederic C Mesiier · Timothy L Miller · John T Norton Jr · Gregory K Ogawa · Michael A Orlikowski · Linden R Orpurt · Dwight S Pattee · Craig A Pennell · Jerome Pickett · Earl F Preston Jr · Lawrence J Reilly Jr · Victor T Rikall · Gary L Sage · Gregory A Sage · Kelly J Sage · John A Sauvey · James R Searle · Gerald W Smith · Thurston P Smith Jr John R Spray Joh K Stever Thomas F Tallon Ronald A Thibodeau · John W Thomas · John T Tolar · Gary J Vigue · Con W Warnock · Henry D West III
 
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 flies
USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, May 10, 2021
3. USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) Marker
. Americal 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).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 97 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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