Gardner, Melvin Hollman, Jr., PO3 Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
STG-0000-Sonar Technician Surface
Last Rating/NEC Group
Sonar Technician
Last Duty Station
1969-1969, SOG-0000, COMCRUDESPAC
Service Years
1966 - 1969
Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena
ST-Sonar Technician

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1944
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Southern Pines
Last Address
Southern Pines, NC

Casualty Date
Jun 03, 1969
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Other Accident
Location
South China Sea
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Mount Hope Cemetery - Southern Pines, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not on Wall

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Operations/Watch In The Sea
Start Year
1966
End Year
1987

Description
Anti-Submarine Surveillance and prosecution operations between 1966 and 1987 from fixed, surface, and airborne systems during the Cold War and Vietnam era in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, plus the Mediterranean and Norwegian Seas.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1966
To Year
1987
 
Last Updated:
Aug 18, 2010
   
Personal Memories

Memories
At around 3 a.m. on 3 June 1969, between Saigon and Spratly Island, Evans was operating with the Royal Australian Navy in company with Melbourne which was at flying stations. Melbourne signalled Evans, then to port of the carrier, to take up the rescue destroyer position. The logical movement would be to turn to port and describe a circle taking up station on the carrier's port quarter. Inexplicably, instead of turning to port, Evans turned to starboard, cutting across Melbourne's bow, and was cut in half in the ensuing collision. Her bow section sank instantly, taking 74 of her crew with it. At the time of the collision Evans's captain was asleep. The officer of the deck (a junior officer who was not qualified to stand watch, having failed at his previous board) failed to notify him when he executed the station change, as required by the Commanding Officer's standing orders. Evans was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 July 1969. The stern section was sunk as a target in Subic Bay on 10 October 1969.

   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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