On October 28, 2014, the California Vietnam Memorial Name Committee voted in favor of adding the names of 22 California Veterans who died while aboard the USS Frank E. Evans when the ship sank during a training exercise in the South China Sea on June 3, 1969. The destroyer's home port was Long Beach, California.
Approval to add the names of 22 Veterans came after the Committee heard testimony from families of the fallen Sailors and survivors. The 22 Veterans and their Hometowns are:
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