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Bill would add names of 'Lost 74' sailors to Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Bill would add names of 'Lost 74' sailors to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The ship's bow sank in a few minutes. The battle to add its deceased crew members' names to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has lasted more than a decade. But it could soon be coming to an end. A House-approved bill could clear the way for the names of 74 sailors to be added to the memorial more than four decades after their Long Beach-based ship was cut in half in a collision with an aircraft carrier in the South China Sea. The legislation is among a spate of measures in Congress aimed at healing lingering wounds from the Vietnam War era. In this case, family members of sailors who died aboard the Navy destroyer Frank E. Evans on June 3, 1969, call it painful to visit the...

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