Frank Evans

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Frank Edgar Evans
Born (1876-11-19)November 19, 1876
Franklin, Pennsylvania
Died November 25, 1941(1941-11-25) (aged 65)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1900-1940
Rank Brigadier General
Battles/wars Spanish-American War
Awards Navy Cross
Silver Star[1]

Frank Edgar Evans (19 November 1876 – 25 November 1941) served as an infantryman in the Spanish-American War, and was commissioned in the United States Marine Corps on 15 February 1900.

Evans, who was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania, served in the Philippines and in the United States prior to World War I, during which he won the Navy Cross and other awards for the distinction of his service in the Marine Brigade of the American Expeditionary Force in France. His postwar service included duty in Haiti, where from 1927 to 1930 he commanded the Constabulary Detachment and was Chief of the Gendarmerle d'Haiti. Brigadier General Evans also was District Marine Officer of several Naval Districts. Retired 1 December 1940, he made his home in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he died 25 November 1941.

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The destroyer USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754) was named in his honor.

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  1. ^ "Frank E. Evans". Militarytimes.com. 2010-07-04. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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