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Head Table: L to R: BG Mathew Beevers, CA National Guard; Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego); Amy Lewis, KFBK Sacramento; Assemblyman Rocky Chavez (R-Carlsbad); Greg Raffa, Commander, AMVETS CA; Secretary Peter Gravett, CA Department of Veterans Affairs

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California Vietnam Veteran Memorial

Event Flyer 2017

Special Donation Request

On March 29, 2015 thirty-one names will be added to the California Vietnam Memorial.

Ten of these names are servicemembers already recognized as being killed in action or died because of action when the original “Wall,” in DC was established.

The other twenty-one names are the names of California men who lost their life when the USS Frank E Evans sank, just outside the South China Sea, on June 3, 1969. The destroyer’s home port was, Long Beach, California.

These twenty-one sailors have gone long enough without being recognized, for their service to their country during the Vietnam War.

We are in the process of raising funds so these gentlemen may have a permanent place on the California Vietnam Memorial. There may be other names that are qualified for a spot on the California Vietnam Memorial in future years, by a committee, established by the California Legislature. See Press Release by California Department of Veterans Affairs.

Donations may be made through the websites pay pal account, by mailing a check or money order to CAVBF, 10311 Woodside Dr., Forestville, CA., 95436-9806 or by calling 866-934-cvbf (2823) for a credit card donation.

Thank you for Supporting this VERY WORTHY PROJECT.

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Evans Survivor -- Richard Burke and Soloist Misty Peterson

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Who they were

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All 74 from the USS Frank E Evans (DD754)

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Some of the wreaths presented

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The names of the 32 added to the California Vietnam Memorial

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Jerry Guevara, Acting Secretary of CDVA Debbie Endsley, & Assembly member Jim Frazier

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 Rifle Salute Team

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 Some of the Crowd in attendance


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Family of Johnny Owen Brooks

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Posting of Colors by the Scottish American Military Society

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Amazing Grace played by Piper Chuck Jamison, Scottish American Military Society

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Taps Baldwin Wong, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8358

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The Unveiling of the California Vietnam Memorial with 32 new names on it