USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754)


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Entry: 86683
Subject: RESPECT

William Wright wrote on July 10, 2013


City and State: DUNCANNON PA

Unit: RETIRED

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I am a 63 year member of the American Legion Life
member VFW,
member DAV. I am also trying to get our local Legion
post
involved in this project.

Keywords: I am a Korean Vet U.S.Navy I just learned about
the Frank R Evans and I am shocked that they were
not added to the wall I Have started a one man
campaign here to have it done we owe
those families the respect I Have contacted 4 U.S.
Senators no
response yet but I will not give up.I



Entry: 84524
Subject: USS FRANK E. EVANS DD754 - SURVIVOR

Andrew Mulitsch III wrote on October 27, 2012


City and State:

Unit: USS FRANK E EVANS DD754

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was the lower level watch in the forward engine room
that fateful night when the HMAS Melbourne sliced the
USS Frank E Evans in two on 3 June 1969. Both the
Navy Department and the US Government have neglected
to give proper recognition or support to the survivors
and families of my lost 74 shipmates, including the
three Sage brothers, who were casualties during SEATO
manuevers during Operation Sea Spirit in the South
China Sea. The Evans crew was never awarded their
Vietnam Campaign Medal or the Unit Citation Award
that was given them for conspicuous action during
Operation Daring Rebel. This was the second largest
loss of life by the US Navy in a single action and 43
years later still remains a burning issue for the
Frank E Evans Association which recently observed its
20th reunion. LEST WE FORGET!

Keywords: USS Frank E Evans DD754 Lost 74 Operation Daring Rebel
SEATO Operation Sea Spirit VietNam War Zone Sage
Brothers



Entry: 82779
Subject: SHIPMATES OF MY FATHERS

Ralph Miller wrote on April 17, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: I was just looking for people that served with my
father on the frank evens around the time 1950-1953
his name was Richard Miller from st. louis mo. Time
is catching up with my dad but he sure enjoys talking
about his time in the service. He speaks of his ship
mates allmost as if they were family.I think a few
good stories of which he may not know I know about
would amuse him.I hope all is well with all that
serverd on the evens and others that serverd our
country.With that I say thankyou and hope to hear
from some of you.



Entry: 73567
Subject: ROBERT JAMES SEARLE

Kurt Weideman wrote on February 15, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am looking for information on Boiler Technician, Robert James Searle who died on June 3, 1969 after the collision with the HMAS Melbourne. This is research for our local (Torrance, CA) Veterans' War Memorial Wall. Any rememberances would be welcome, so that the Torrance Historical Society can put a more personal history of a man who is now a "name on a wall"

Keywords: USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754)



Entry: 68658
Subject: HI TO ALL MY OLD FRIENDS.

David Fyffe wrote on January 12, 2009


City and State: SPOKANE WA

Unit: FOREWARD ENGINE ROOM--MAIN CONTROL

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:
I have retired as MM1 with total service time of 22 1/2 years.
Still trying to figure out when to retire and draw social security.
Hobbies are computers,four wheeling, motorcycle riding and hydroplane raceing. In the summer I work as crew on Mr. Jiggs NM88. A carbonfiber composit, 6 litre hydroplane. Top speed approx. 160 mph.
Please feel free to contact me.
Thank you
Dave Fyffe

Keywords: Nickname--Fluffy



Entry: 65568
Subject: INFORMATION REQUEST

Mural Kobermann SR. wrote on May 11, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: ELSBERY MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I would lke all the informatio on the Frankie Evans DD754.

Keywords:



Entry: 64891
Subject: F E EVANS ON TV

Rhys Talbot wrote on March 23, 2008


City and State: MONTROSE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: I was watching an old copy of Boston Blackie TV show and saw #754 in the background as they were filming a fight scene.There were hands on deck in dark blues.
I would guess it was Long Beach harbor.
The show was shot in the early 1950's

Keywords: VMO-6 VMO-2 HMH-462 Marine helicopter squadrons.
From 1961 till 1964.



Entry: 62055
Subject: SAGE BROTHERS FAMILY MEMBER

Dale Sage wrote on August 23, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: SIOUX FALLS SD

Unit: 42MPGPCUSTOMS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I AM A FAMILY MEMBER OF THE SAGE BROTHERS, I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM THEIR SHIP MATES BY PHONE 6057284050 OR E-MAIL DALE_S_S@HOTMAIL.COM , I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS THAT HAVE HAUNTED ME FOR YEARS ABOUT MY FAMILY AND THE OTHERS, PLEASE SOMEONE CALL ME
DALE SAGE
RETIRED ARMY VETERAN

Keywords: I AM A FAMILY MEMBER OF THE SAGE BROTHERS, I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM THEIR SHIP MATES BY PHONE 6057284050 OR E-MAIL , I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS THAT HAVE HAUNTED ME FOR YEARS ABOUT MY FAMILY AND THE OTHERS, PLEASE SOMEONE CALL ME
DALE SAGE
RETIRED ARMY VETERAN



Entry: 61591
Subject: WENT ABOARD IN 1963

Steven (Steve) Painter wrote on July 11, 2007

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City and State: OROFINO ID

Unit: R-DIV

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I went aboard the Frank Evans in 1963 wanting to make one more WesPac cruise which we did. I was saddened to hear of the collision that took so many lives. I left the ship in August 1964 in Long Beach, Ca.

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Entry: 59837
Subject: CHANGE OF E-MAIL ADDRESS

Pamela Chilcutt wrote on January 29, 2007


City and State: LEE'S SUMMIT MO

Unit: FRANK E. EVANS DD753

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Sister of SA Kenneth Wayne Glines

Keywords: Frank E. Evans DD754



Entry: 59237
Subject:

Robert Rosendale wrote on October 17, 2006


City and State: EMDEN MO

Unit: DD 754

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: i served aboard her from 1950 to 1953.



Entry: 52317
Subject: ...A PITTANCE OF A COMMENTARY

Ben Alcoser SR. wrote on July 28, 2005

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City and State: ESCONDIDO CA

Unit: M-DIV AFTERENGINE ROOM

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: ...yeah, turned out by the Nation's school systems and bound by the traditions of a family's code to "serve the country", I think most of us at that time fell into that category.
I am proud to this day of my shipmates. I think constantly of those that went away that dark morn.
In a non-illustrious life of hum-drum existence, I look upon my time with my crew as the highlight of my youth. Together we became men and those of us that still maintain contact with each other look at tired and worn bodies, but into eyes that shine crystal clear and beam with pride in knowing each other.
My Brothers, I salute you, our fallen shipmates, and all those that have gone on to our Creator.
Ben Alcoser
San Diego

Keywords: no time for nicknames.... other than "turn-to Mother fucker" and "you're just an 'ass-hole and elbows' to me sailor, get to work"



Entry: 50411
Subject: CREW MAN INFO REQUEST

Albie Manton wrote on April 26, 2005


City and State: PARAP NT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was an RAN navy brat who was taken on board (I think) - FE Evans for a tour whilst she was tied alongside the wharf at HMAS Tarangau. I remember being frightened by a crew man who suddenly popped out from a hatch in the after end of the ship. To calm me down a tallish African American (early 20's I believe he worked in the laundry)crew member offered me his hat. I lost the hat some years later and the name of that crewman with it. I would like to establish whether or not this crew man lost his life in the collision of 1969 or not, whether he survived and if he is still alive today. My connection with the other ship with which HMAS Melbourne collided in 1964 was my God-father (Chief Petty Officer Engine Room Artificer) Kevin Fanker surviving this incident. Our up stairs neighbour in the units in which we lived lost her husband Electrician Leonard Teape in this collision, I still recall the early morning in the aftermath and only several weeks later the 3rd birthday of Leonard's children. In 1996 I lost brothers in the Special Air Service Regiment killed in the Black Hawk Disaster at Townsville. I can be contacted on email:
raemec@hotmail.com or raemec@gmail.com

Thank you for any assistance enabling me to find the FE Evans crew man (or a family contact with whom I can correspond) if in fact it was the FE Evans that visited my childhood home port.

Keywords: Re: African American crewman on USS Frank E Evans.
Did FE Evans have a stopover at HMAS Tarangau (PNG) prior to sailing to Phillipines and her fateful end?



Entry: 50270
Subject: MELBOURNE CREW

Wayne Baldwin wrote on April 19, 2005


City and State: SURRY HILLS

Unit: H.M.A.S. MELBOURNE

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: As a crew member on H.M.A.S.Melbourne in 69, I am interested in contacting any crew of Evans who may like to talk about that fatefull night.
I have had contact with several crew but have lost all notes over the past 10 years.
I have quite a few goods memories when in Subic Bay.
Please feel free to contact me at any time
Regards
Wayne Baldwin

Keywords: Engineering Mechanic
H.M.A.S. Melbourne



Entry: 48077
Subject: JOHNNY LOUIS WEBB

Wanda Ripberger wrote on January 11, 2005


City and State: ELSMERE KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT IF THIS SAILOR WAS ABOARD THE FRANK EVANS SHIP.HE WAS BORN 1946 IN KY AND ENLISTED FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.HE IS NOT LISTED ON THE VIETNAM WALL.THANKS WANDA

Keywords: JOHNNY LOUIS WEBB



Entry: 44208
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

Dawn Williams (Gearhart) wrote on July 2, 2004


City and State: YEAGERTOWN PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: looking for any information on a list of those who did not survive my uncle Donald Gearhart did not survive

Keywords:



Entry: 44188
Subject: EVANS SURVIVOR

Steve Whitton wrote on July 1, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Served on the Evans 67-69 as an RM3. I was on watch in the radio room in the front half of the ship when the Melbourne hit us. I think about the collision frequently and thankfull to still be here. I spent 30 minutes in the water before being rescued by a boat from the Melbourne (the OOD responsible for the collision was in the same boat!)Would like to hear from anyone. I have lots of memorabillia from the collison.

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Entry: 43970
Subject: I KNOW A CREW MWMBER

Bill Boyd wrote on June 21, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: TAFTVILLE CT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I HAVE KNOW A PERSON FOR APPOXIMATELY 6 YEARS AND JUST FOUND OUT LAST WEEK THAT HE WAS ABOARD THE EVENS WHEN IT WENT DOWN. OUT OF RESOECT OF THIS MAN PRIVITICY, I WILL NOT RELEASE HIS NAME OR ADDRESS UNLESS HE GIVES ME THE OK. I WILL PASS ON TO HIM THAT THERE IS A WEB SITE FOR THE EVANS AND THAT SOME OF HIS FORMER SHIP MATES ARE SEARCHING AND REQUESTING ANY AND ALL INFORMATION REGARTING THE EVANS. THANK YOU ALL WHO SERVED THIS COUNTRY, I WAS TO ILL TO SERVE AND WHEN I WAS BETTER I WAS TOO OLD. I THANK ALL OF YOU AND EACH NIGHT I THANK GOD THAT THERE ARE MEN AND WOMEN WILLING TO SERVE IN THE ARM FORCES, REGARDLESS OF THEIR MOTIVES.

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Entry: 42981
Subject: ATTN USS FRANK E. EVANS SURVIVORS

Roy (Pete) Peters wrote on May 11, 2004


City and State: REDONDO BEACH CA

Unit: USS FRANK E. EVANS (DD-754)

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for survivors and family members of those that didn't surviveof the 1969 collision with HMAS Melbourne and our ship, USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754). Please contact me regarding the USS Frank E. Evans Association.

In Memory Of The 74,
Lest We Forget.

Roy "Pete" Peters - MM3

Keywords: Collision of 3 June 1969



Entry: 41080
Subject: USS FRANK E EVANS DD754

James Martensen wrote on February 19, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: ANDOVER MN

Unit: 1ST DIVISION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Came on board Dec 1964 from the USS St Paul as Bos'n Mate 3rd, Made 2nd on the Evans. Made WestPac 1965 and 1966. Out in May 1967.
Have recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
Could be from agent orange. Any one else have this?
Boats

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Entry: 32972
Subject: USS FRANK E. EVANS

Francisco Aragon wrote on March 21, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: PINE BLUFF AR

Unit: NEPHEW

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for any information, pictures or any person that might have known my uncle Joe Lewis Gonzales who also perished in the in this very unfortunate accident.

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Entry: 32485
Subject: INFL

Gerald (jerry) Galiley wrote on March 4, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: ORLANDO FL

Unit: DD754 61-64

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: CIC

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Entry: 30504
Subject: USS FRANK E. EVANS RESEARCH

Robert Brockington wrote on December 19, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:
I'm conducting research in cooperation with The USS Frank E. Evans Association and Texas Tech University. It is my goal to establish contact with all survivors of the collision and any family members of the 74 that did not survive. At the present time, everyone I've spoken with has been very helpful and supportive of my efforts. I invite any shipmates, survivors or family members to contact me.

Warmest Regards,

Robert Brockington

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Entry: 30427
Subject: USS EVANS DD754

Larry Ellis wrote on December 16, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for a few of the survivors to contact and see how everyone is doing!!

Keywords:



Entry: 29407
Subject: HI TO ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS ME

Thomas Rhodes wrote on November 10, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: NAVY BLOWS

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Entry: 28478
Subject: LOOKING FOR LIST OF LOST FROM COLLISION

Mike Stowe wrote on September 25, 2002


City and State: SOUTH BEACH OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I would like to locate a list of the men lost in the collision with the Melborne. My ship the USS Boyd, DD 544 was decommissioned prior to the incident and some of my friends were transferred to the Evans. I have not been able to locate them and would appreciate if anyone could lead me to the list of names. Thanks

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Entry: 27820
Subject: PICKED UP SURVIVORS

Gary Hoopes wrote on August 25, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: SPIRO OK

Unit: USS KEARSARGE

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I think about it often and ask why?

Keywords: I was an IC - 2 assigned on-board Kearsarge CVS - 33
We complete recover of security documents and the survivors



Entry: 23204
Subject: NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

Pamela Chilcutt (Glines) wrote on February 16, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: LEE'S SUMMIT MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: There is an article printed in the Independence Examiner about my brother and the other sailors lost at sea. It is talking about trying to get the sailor's name put on the Vietnam War Memorial. Anyone wanting to read it can also get it on the internet site. Address: http://examiner.net

Thank you,
Pamela Glines Chilcutt
CSuzy1@msn.com

Keywords: Kenneth Wayne Glines
Frank E.Evans DD754
1969



Entry: 20545
Subject: DID YOU KNOW THOMAS F. TALLON

Nancy Tallon wrote on November 11, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAWRENCEBURG IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My son's father, Tom Tallon, served aboard the Evans and was killed in the collision on June 3, 1969. Tom was a barbar on ship as well as other things. He had surgery and was off the ship until about three weeks before it sailed. He was transferred back on. I was expecting our child. I had worked on the Navy base at the annex. I saw his ship off and then I flew home to Kentucky. That was the last time I saw Tom. His son, Tom, would like to know about his dad. If anyone out there remembers Tom and would like to share something about him to his son, please email me so I can pass it on to him. Also, does anyone know why the names of those who died are not on the Wall Thank you. Nancy Tallon

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Entry: 19930
Subject: SM3 JD JORDAN

Joseph Jordan wrote on October 13, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAWRENCE MA

Unit: USS FRANK E EVANS DD-754

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 19223
Subject: FRANK E. EVANS SAILOR

Jerry Stephenson wrote on September 5, 2001


City and State: LANCASTER OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Sailed on Frank E. Evans during1962. Came aboard after BT"B" school and went to westpac. Got a swap onto USS Dixie AD-14 and came back to states. Ended up in nuke school. Retired BTC USNR 1979 and am now drawing retired pay.

Would like to hear from anyone who might remember me from those years, almost 40 years ago.
Steve BT2 1962

Keywords: USS Frank E. Evans DD-754

Pappy Bruhn BT1



Entry: 19176
Subject: EVANS SAILOR DOES GOOD

Michael White wrote on September 3, 2001


City and State: ANTON CHICO NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My brother Jim is the Commander of the VFW post in Kent, Ohio. He served aboard the Evans in 1960-62. He is active in reunion affairs, having been to Australia a few years back. He collects any and all Evans memorabilia. One of our nicknames for Jim is "754". Our entire family is very proud of him.
Michael White

Keywords: James E. White



Entry: 17663
Subject: USS EVANS ASSOCIATION

Tom (Charlie) Nobles wrote on June 30, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: OCALA FL

Unit: QM-2 USS FRANK E. EVANS DD-754

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I publish a newsletter for the USS Frank E. Evans Association quarterly, and I am always searching for all shipmates who served on the USS Evans.

If you were a former USS Evans shipmate, please send me your name, address, email address, years aboard the USS Evans, and anything you think our association members would remember about you.

I really like to get stories about what happened to you or things you remember happenings while you were on board! Thanks!

Keywords: I was given the nickname of "Charlie" when we learned what a "charlie noble" was aboard ship, in boot camp. That name stuck!



Entry: 16245
Subject: USS FRANK E. EVANS

Laura Brown wrote on May 2, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: PHOENIX AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My husbands father was on the USS Frank E. Evans on the day that iit was struck in 1969 causing it to take all sailers with it. We are in search of any or all information that someone may have on "Robert James Searle". My husband and his Twin were only 4 months old when there father the incident happened and he has no pictures of information on who he or his family were. Thank all of you for any information that you may have.

Keywords: 1969 Uss Frank E. Evans



Entry: 14338
Subject: USS EVAN SHIPS PLAQUE 1969

- Mekong Education Foundation wrote on January 16, 2001


City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: ARMY

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: have Evan's ship plaque from Vietnam 1969 Operation "Daring Rebel" etc. $50 plus s/h

Keywords: uss evans dd 754



Entry: 13800
Subject: CREW MEMBER

Clifford Gowler wrote on December 24, 2000

Deceased

City and State: WA

Unit: DD754

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: DD754

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Entry: 3602
Subject: BLUE 744

Ralph R. Jones wrote on September 1, 1999

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City and State: SACRAMENTO CA

Unit: USS FRANK E. EVANS DD754

Service or Relationship: Navy

Comments: We recommished her in Aug 1950 Would like to hear
from anyone who was aboard, or in our sqad.
I was a MM2c

Keywords: Squad. cons. of Blue 744 Cunningham 752 and O'Brian



Entry: 2373
Subject: USS EVANS DD754

Daniel Nichols wrote on January 17, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: CITRUS HEIGHTS CA

Unit: USS EVANS DD754

Service or Relationship:

Comments: uss evans dd754

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