Message from the President

Click here to view a letter from J.C. Campbell, President, USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) Association, Inc.

The goal of the Association is to preserve the memory of the sailors who lost their lives serving their country on USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754), as well as provide a means of communication and dissemination of information to the Association and its membership. 

JC Campbell, President, USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) Association, Inc.  Click here for latest newsletter.
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Welcome to the Official Website of the 
USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) Association, Inc.
This website is dedicated to the men who served aboard  the USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754), including those who were lost on 
3 June 1969, and to the families and friends of those fine sailors.
Louise Esola's long awaited book 
American Boys
is now available  at
Barnes & Noble
Frank Jablonski has just published his 7th book about the USS Frank E. Evans, titled "Tragedy". It is available at, along with “The 278 Men of USS FRANK E. EVANS (DD 754) - 3 June 1969", and his other books.
 Your book will be published within 10-15 days and shipped to your home. Every book purchased includes $2.50 to the USS Frank E. Evans Association Inc.
No Internet? Call 760-941-8184 to order.
Unsinkable Sailors: The Fall and Rise of the Last Crew of USS Frank E. Evans by Paul Sherbo is available at
"In The Presence Of Heroes" is a new book that has been published by Mike Smith and is available at
5/30/2016 - MEMORIAL DAY 10:00 am - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, at Green Hills Memorial Park....the largest Memorial service in California. Please contact Pete Peters for more info. or 310-947-5823.

5/30/16 - Memorial Day DEDICATION CEREMONY OF THE "LOST 74" MONUMENT 2:00 pm, Niobrara, NE. Contact Jim Scott, Comander Post 224 American Legion.

5/30/16 - Memorial Day DEDICATION CEREMONY OF THE "LOST 74" MONUMENT, Mineral Wells, TX. Contact JC Campbell.

6/3/2016 - Long Beach Navy Memorial Ceremony - The 47th anniversary and 12th ceremony at Rainbow Park in tribute to our 74 shipmates who perished in the collision with HMAS Melbourne. Please contact Pete Peters for more info. or 310-947-5823.

9/28/2016 - 24th FEE Reunion - Millenium Airport Hotel, Cheektowaga, Bufallo, NY.

11/11/2016 - Veterans Day  - San Francisco Vietnam MEMORIAL DEDICATION honoring Leon Larry Deal and Francis Joseph Garcia -  Contact: Paul Cox, Board Member, Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization, 510-418-3436,
Most of you know by now that our upcoming reunion in Buffalo is on September 28 to Oct 1. At this reunion we are planning a day trip to Niagara Falls. We are planning to go on the Canadian side for our trip. As a result all those who take the trip must have an active passport. Your passport must not have an expiration date that goes beyond 6 months of September 29th (currently the date for the excursion). Check your passport, if the expiration date is beyond March 31, 2017, you are OK, If your passport expires within the six month period you must get a renewal now. Also if you do not have a passport you need to apply now as the processing time is lengthy (6 months).
"Where's The Glory (The Story Of The USS Frank E. Evans)" by Bill Thibeault