USS Frank E. Evans Reunion …


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.

USS Frank E. Evans Reunion Virginian-Pilot Front Page 130928 cropped

The online version of the article and several photos from the reunion can be seen here:

http://hamptonroads.com/2013/09/navy-ship-survivors-families-want-dead-be-honored

They are also linked in a post on my Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/jamest.reilly.3

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:

Louise Esola

Louise Esola

https://www.facebook.com/WriterLouiseEsola

For more information about the Evans, see the USS Frank E. Evans Association website:

USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754)

USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754)

http://www.ussfrankeevansassociationdd754.org/

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Other websites with information of interest about the Evans:

Lost at Sea Memorials article about the Evans:

http://lost-at-sea-memorials.com/?p=443

Article re Sage family from the Lincoln Journal Star:

Sage Brothers Memorial, Niobrara, Nebraska

Sage Brothers Memorial, Niobrara, Nebraska

http://www.schueths.com/doug/genealogy/publicvers/gleanedwithnotes/pafn1739.htm

Information about names on the Vietnam Wall and the requirements for inclusion:

http://thewall-usa.com/information.asp

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