Tallon, Thomas Fred, SA

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Seaman Apprentice
Last Primary NEC
SN-9700-Seaman - Infantry, Gun Crews, and Seamanship Specialists
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman
Primary Unit
1969-1969, COMCRUDESPAC
Service Years
1968 - 1969
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Golden Dragon
SN-Seaman

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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Newport
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jun 03, 1969
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon


 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesNational Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)
  1961, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States - Assoc. Page
  1969, National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
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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Norton, John Townsend, ENS, (1967-1969) OFF 116X Ensign
Ogawa, Gregory Koichi, ENS, (1966-1969) OFF 116X Ensign
Rider, Danny, CMC, (1951-1974) GM GMT-0926 Master Chief Petty Officer
Russell, Carl, MCPO, (1957-1978) SK SK-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Haupt, Edwin, CMC, (1954-1978) MM MM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
King, Willie Lee, CPO, (1956-1969) BM BM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Lowry, David, CPO, (1954-1976) MU MU-3853 Chief Petty Officer
Robinson, Tommy, CWO4, (1958-1988) RM RM-2343 Chief Petty Officer
Durant, Lyn, MCPO, (1957-1987) DK DK-9508 Petty Officer First Class
Foshee, Arvis, PO1, (1959-1980) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Lowry, David, CPO, (1954-1976) MU MU-3851 Petty Officer First Class
Stanton, Robert, CPO, (1957-1980) Petty Officer First Class
Clor, David, PO2, (1967-1970) MR MR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Redway, Cecil, PO2, (1968-1976) RM RM-2372 Petty Officer Second Class
Reigle, Steve, PO1, (1969-1977) DP DP-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Zinna, John, PO2, (1967-1971) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Dale, Ron, PO3, (1967-1973) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Gardner, Melvin Hollman, PO3, (1966-1969) SOG SOG-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Glennon, Patrick Gene, PO3, (1965-1969) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Johnson, Kirby, PO2, (1966-1969) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Messier, Frederick Conrad, PO3, (1965-1969) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Miller, Jimmie, PO3, (1966-1970) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Richard, Donald, PO2, (1966-1970) DP DP-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Thomas, Jon Wayne, PO3, (1967-1969) RD RD-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Vigue, Gary Joseph, PO3, (1966-1969) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Fields, William Donald, SN, (1968-1969) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Garcia, Francis Joesph, SN, (1963-1969) SD SD-0000 Seaman
Glines, Kenneth Wayne, SN, (1967-1969) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Guyer, Steven Allen, SN, (1968-1969) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Orr, John, SN, (1966-1969) YN YN-2514 Seaman
Fagan, Stephen Donald, SA, (1969-1969) Seaman Apprentice
Flummer, Alan Carl, SA, (1969-1969) SN SN-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Frye, Henry Kenneth, SA, (1968-1969) Seaman Apprentice
Gearhart, Donald Eugene, SA, (1968-1969) SN SN-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Gonzales, Joe Luis, SA, (1968-1969) Seaman Apprentice
Grissom, Devere Ray, SA, (1968-1969) SN SN-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Johnston, Dennis Ralph, SA, (1969-1969) Seaman Apprentice
Kerr, James William, SA, (1969-1969) Seaman Apprentice
Meister, Douglas Roy, SA, (1969-1969) SN SN-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Melendrez, Andrew Martin, SA, (1969-1969) SN SN-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Orlikowski, Michael Anthony, SA, (1969-1969) Seaman Apprentice
Pennell, Craig Allen, SA, (1969-1969) SN SN-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Tolar, John Thomas, SA, (1968-1969) SN SN-0000 Seaman Apprentice
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