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Author Esola, Louise.

Title American boys : the true story of the Lost 74 of the Vietnam War / Louise Esola.

Publication Info. [Temecula, California?] : Pennway Books, [2014]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka Non-Fiction  959.7043 Eso    ---  Available
Description xxxii, 419 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
text txt rdacontent.
unmediated n rdamedia.
volume nc rdacarrier.
Source Ama 11.2015 PARS
Note Self-published by the author.
Summary "In the middle of a dark night off the coast of Vietnam on June 3, 1969, the USS Frank E. Evans is rammed by a ship ten times her size, sending her forward half to the bottom of the South China Sea and into oblivion. Seventy-four Americans are killed in this mysterious collision. Three brothers from a small town in Nebraska are gone, as is the son of a chief who barely survived. Only one body is ever found. The truth is confined to a footnote of the Vietnam War. Buried in obscurity even today, as the 74 names of those killed are not on the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C. In American Boys, journalist Louise Esola has uncovered and assembled a powerful rebuttal, putting the ship and her men in the time and place that was Vietnam. Groundbreaking and astonishing in scope and intimate details, American Boys is a story of heartbreak and perseverance. It's the story of a shattering injustice, of love and healing, and of a great generation of those who fought and lost yet vowed to never forget, though their nation has"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-410)
Subject Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Naval operations, American.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Naval operations, Australian.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- South China Sea.
Frank E. Evans (Destroyer)
Melbourne (Aircraft carrier)
Collisions at sea -- South China Sea -- History -- 20th century.
Sailors -- United States -- Biography.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Casualties -- United States.
ISBN 9780996057400

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