Spray, John Raymond, ST2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
STG-0000-Sonar Technician Surface
Last Rating/NEC Group
Sonar Technician
Primary Unit
1969-1969, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Service Years
1966 - 1969
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
ST-Sonar Technician

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Date of Passing
Jun 03, 1969
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Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon

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Last Known Activity

USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754)
, an Allen M. Sumner class destroyer, was named in honor of Frank Evans, a leader of the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I. She served in late World War II and the Korean War, and Vietnam War before being cut in half in a collision with the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne in 1969.

USS Frank E. Evans
USS Frank E. Evans

On 3 June 1969, while operating with the Royal Australian Navy between Saigon and Spratly Island, Evans was operating in company with the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne. At flying stations, Melbourne signalled Evans, which was to port of the carrier, to take up the rescue destroyer position. The logical movement would be to make a 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 down 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

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To the memory of all sailors who ever served aboard the Destroyer USS Frank E. Evans DD - 754. A special commemeration to the Crew who sailed with her on that fateful morning, June 3, 1969 when USS Frank E. Evans DD-754 collided with the Australian Aircraft Carrier HMAS Melbourne (R21) and was cut in half. The forward section of USS Frank E. Evans DD-754 sank in 1100 fathoms of water within two minutes. Seventy-four lives were lost. USS Frank E. Evans DD-754 was struck from the Navy Register in 1969. May we never forget the ship, The men who proudly sailed with her, And those who paid the ultimate price in service Aboard USS Frank E. Evans DD-754.

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HQ, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)

Mattocks, Ed, SCPO, (1958-1977) Chief Petty Officer
Stevens, William, CPO, (1965-1987) Seaman
Davis, Roy, CPO, (1965-1984) Seaman Apprentice
Higgins, Alan, PO3, (1965-1967) Seaman Apprentice
Huffer, David, PO3, (1965-1968) Seaman Apprentice
McMath, George, PO2, (1965-1971) Seaman Apprentice
Pegues, William, PO1, (1965-1988) Seaman Apprentice
Rikal, Victor Thomas, PO2, (1965-1969) Seaman Apprentice
Thornton, Thomas Ray, PO3, (1965-1967) Seaman Apprentice
Tiberio, Nick, PO2, (1965-1992) Seaman Apprentice
Orpurt, Linden Russell, PO2, (1965-1969) Fireman Apprentice
Hinckley, William K, AN, (1965-1967) Airman Apprentice
Jedlicka, Donald William, PO3, (1965-1967) Airman Apprentice
Litz, Earl, PO2, (1965-1970) Airman Apprentice
Priviech, Robert Michael, PO3, (1965-1967) Airman Apprentice
Smith, David Wayne, AN, (1965-1967) Airman Apprentice
Becker, John, CPO, (1965-1986) Seaman Recruit
Bell, Patrick, PO2, (1965-1971) Seaman Recruit
Boyer, Steven, CPO, (1965-1986) Seaman Recruit
Caples, John, MCPO, (1964-1988) Seaman Recruit
Currier, Robert, SCPO, (1965-1993) Seaman Recruit
Fife, David, SCPO, (1964-1992) Seaman Recruit
Fredericksen, Thomas, SN, (1964-1970) Seaman Recruit
Freeman, Roger, CPO, (1965-1989) Seaman Recruit
Jamison, Rob, MCPO, (1965-1993) Seaman Recruit
Mullins, Doyle, PO1, (1964-1975) Seaman Recruit
Rosado, Gilberto, CDR, (1965-2000) Seaman Recruit
Schenk, John, SCPO, (1965-1990) Seaman Recruit
Williams, James, PO3, (1965-1969) Seaman Recruit
Harms, Michael, CPO, (1965-1995) Hospitalman Recruit
Lennie, Philip, CPO, (1965-1991) Fireman Recruit
McArthur, Ronald, SCPO, (1965-1995) Fireman Recruit
Ashline, Francis, CPO, (1965-1997) Airman Recruit
Norwood, Raymond, SCPO, (1964-1985) Airman Recruit
Dahmer, Allen, CPO, (1955-1977) SM SM-9508 Chief Petty Officer
Kazarian, Vazkin, MCPO, (1955-1979) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Stitnizky, John, SCPO, (1956-1977) 00 00E Petty Officer First Class
Sterling, Bill, PO2, (1961-1965) HM HM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Burns, Charles, PO2, (1965-1971) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Coveno, William, PO3, (1965-1969) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Alles, Todd, PO3, (1965-1969) AB ABE-9508 Airman
Sanders, Miguel, PO1, (1993-Present) 00 00E Airman
Daniels, Richard Lewis, PO2, (1965-1971) SA SA-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Glennon, Patrick Gene, PO3, (1965-1969) SN SN-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Goss, Jerry Lee, PO2, (1965-1967) CT CT-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Kovrig, Joseph, CPO, (1965-1990) YN YN-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Lenau, James Lee, SN, (1965-1967) CT CT-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Ross, Richard Jay, CPO, (1965-1990) OFF Seaman Apprentice
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Muzzey, Thomas, SCPO, (1965-1995) 00 00E Airman Apprentice
Slankard, Danny, PO3, (1965-1969) AT Airman Apprentice
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Beasley Sr., Donald, PO3, (1965-1967) SN SN-9740 Seaman Recruit
Broadhurst, Guy, PO1, (1965-1971) 00 Seaman Recruit
Bullens, Jesse, PO3, (1964-1975) BM BM-9508 Seaman Recruit
Clark, Robert, MCPO, (1965-2005) SN SN-0000 Seaman Recruit
Coveno, William, PO3, (1965-1969) SN SN-0000 Seaman Recruit
Doyle, Terry, PO3, (1965-1969) SN SN-0000 Seaman Recruit

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