This weekend, the USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754) reunion was held in Virginia Beach. I was not able to attend, but my Dad — one of the survivors of the 1969 sinking of the ship — was there.
The Virginian-Pilot ran a front page story about the reunion, which included a photo of my Dad.
The online version of the article and several photos from the reunion can be seen here:
They are also linked in a post on my Facebook page here:
Freelance writer and author Louise Esola, who is writing a book about the Evans and who is a strong supporter of efforts to have the names of the lost sailors added to the Vietnam Wall, also attended the reunion and posted several comments on her Facebook page:
For more information about the Evans, see the USS Frank E. Evans Association website:
Other websites with information of interest about the Evans:
Lost at Sea Memorials article about the Evans:
Article re Sage family from the Lincoln Journal Star:
Information about names on the Vietnam Wall and the requirements for inclusion: