Click HERE for a PDF file of a press release from 5/1/2017 that was sent to me by Steve Kraus. It is authored and edited by Louise Esola and Steve Kraus, and is to let you know the underhanded way the DOD is going about not putting the names on the Vietnam Memorial.
I understand that this only affects the days of 1 through 3 June 1969. In other words, taking away the credit of being in the Vietnam war zone on those days. It affects all US Navy ships not in the zone on those days, but it mostly affects the 17 new guys who came on board in and around Subic Bay.
October 10 - 14: 2018 Reunion, Grand Gateway Hotel, Rapid City, South Dakota. Reunion packets will be mailed in June.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Ahoy Shipmates and Friends of the USS FRANK E. EVANS (DD 754) Association, It is my pleasure to welcome you to our website! Our Web Master Bill Thibeault depends on you for the continued development of the content for the site. So, if you have any items you want posted to the site, send them to Bill Thibeault, his email address is email@example.com Our membership is comprised former shipmates of USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) these are crew members who served during the 40’s, 50’s or 60’s. The Second Watch membership are other members such as relatives of the lost, family of shipmates, friends, neighbors, crew members of other American or Australian ships, etc. In summary: anyone interested in our ship and our objectives is welcome to join. Our Association has grown strong throughout the years. Where other similar associations have experienced a sunset on membership, we continue to grow. People often ask me, what do I get for being a member? Aside from the Quarterly Newsletter, email updates and an Annual Memory Book you become a part of a family….a very special family, that’s priceless!!!
Steve Kraus President, USS Frank E Evan Association