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Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Casualties; Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, D.C.);


On June 3 1969, a Navy destroyer, USS Frank E. Evans DD-754 and seventy-four Evans sailors who were serving on her were killed in an accident with the Australian aircraft carrier, HMAS Melbourne, in the South China Sea. Family members would later discover their names were not inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. due to criteria which disqualified them. Facts of the Evans case to determine if the names of 74 Evans sailors rightfully belong on the Wall are examined. Continuing legislative efforts by the Evans Association to put the names on the Wall and other exceptions that have been made are also presented. This thesis will explore if the Evans Association presents a case for adding the names of the 74 sailors on the Wall.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of History

First Advisor

Thomas Connors


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