For the past two years, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has continued to take action to honor the 74 American heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice aboard the USS Frank E. Evans. On June 11, 2018, Senator Booker, along with Senators Menendez and Schumer, introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would give the Secretary of Defense one year to authorize the inscription of these names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The language was included in the House bill that would accomplish the same result. Senator Booker and his colleagues are focused on maintaining the House language in the final bill. We are working with Senators Hoeven, Schumer, Menendez, and several other Senate and House colleagues to get this done.
With your help, Senator Booker hopes that these sailors can be honored and their families can find peace of mind knowing their loved ones have been given the respect and recognition they deserve.
Linked below please find a recent article published by the Philadelphia Inquirer on July 9, 2018, which highlights Senator Booker’s involvement, as well as provides a history of the USS Frank E. Evans.