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126 Atlantic St., McMinnville, Oregon

American Legion Post #21

 American Legion Post 21
McMinnville, Oregon
126 Atlantic Street, 97128-9005 
503 435-2218

Decication for Oregon Sailor Lost at Sea

July 8, 2017 - 2:00 p.m.



American Legion Post 21 has been selected by the Frank E. Evans Association to place a monument in the Memorial Rose Garden, specifficaly Radarman Second Class, Garry Bradbuy Hodgon from Oregon. 

After collision A special commemoration to the Crew who sailed with her on that fateful morning, June 3, 1969 when USS Frank E. Evans collided with the Australian Aircraft Carrier HMAS Melbourne and was cut in half.  The forward section of the USS Frank E. Evans sank in 1100 fathoms of water within two minutes.  Seventy-four lives were lost as a result of the collision and subsequent sinking of aft section of the Frank E. Evans.

It is such an honor to place the Memorial for Gary in our Rose Garden most don't know that none of the 74 men lost during the sinking of the USS Evans during the Vietnam War are recognized on the Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C.  The Frank E. Evans Association for many years has been, and still is lobbying in Washington D.C to have these 74 names added to the wall.   In the interim The Evans Association has taken it upon themselves to place a Memorial in each State where a Sailor was lost

In addition to the Dedication all Veterans present that served during the Vietnam War will be offered "The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration" lapel pin as a lasting memento of the nation's thanks for their service.

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Post Adjutant:  Shirley Brown

Club Manger: Gina Eggleton - 503-435-2218 


On behalf of Commander, Gale Sears  

the Executive Officers and the American Legion 


           For you or your Veteran family Support:    Chaplain Thomas Clayton  503-550-8044        

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