Frank Evans (general)

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Frank Edgar Evans
Frank Edgar Evans in 1917.jpg
Evans in 1917
Born(1876-11-19)November 19, 1876
Franklin, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedNovember 25, 1941(1941-11-25) (aged 65)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1900–1940
RankBrigadier general
Battles/warsSpanish–American War
AwardsNavy 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.


He was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania on 19 November 1876. He 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.


The destroyer USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754) was named in his honor.[2]


  1. ^ "Frank E. Evans". Military Times. 2010-07-04. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  2. ^ "2,200-ton Destroyer, The Evans, Launched". New York Times. October 4, 1944. Retrieved 2015-06-26. The 2,200-ton super-destroyer Evans, named in honor of the late Brig. Gen. Frank E. Evans of the Marine Corps, was launched at high water yesterday at the Bethlehem Steel and Shipbuilding Company yard at Mariners Harbor in the presence of high-ranking naval officers, seventy-five invited guests and 500 shipyard workers.