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Shed new light on a tragic chapter of the Vietnam War She has dug deeply into an accident at sea that took the lives of 74 young American sailors and has told their stories brilliantly American Boys is worth your attention Joseph L Galloway co author of We Were Soldiers Onceand Young “With Louise Esola’s powerful storytelling American Boys uncovers a lost chapter of history full of grace and determination A compelling read” Gregory A Freeman bestselling author of Sailors to the End The Deadly Fire on the USS Forrestal and the Heroes Who Fought It “Louise Esola has done a remarkable job of research in putting together this forgotten story of 74 young men who lost their lives on the USS Frank E Evans during the Vietnam War Ms Esola writing with conviction and compassion does a long neglected service to the memories of those killed in the line of duty As a Vietnam War veteran myself I salute Louise Esola and all those who have given their time and energy to keep alive the memories of the fallen” Bestselling author and Vietnam veteran Nelson DeMille“With stellar reporting and strong writing Louise Esola has rescued a largely forgotten incident of the Vietnam War the sinking of the destroyer Frank E Evans in 1969 “American Boys” traces the sailors from hometowns across America to their service aboard the ill fated ship giving the sailors the respect that their country has denied them “American Boys” could easily become a classic story of men and war” Tony Perry Los Angeles Times“Am. I belong to a Facebook group and the leader is Luanne Reilly Oda Shortly after I joined the group Luanne s father passed away and it was a devastating time for her and for all of us in the new phase of friendship She recommended the book American Boys for us to know the story of her father and her family Her father was one of the captains on the ill fated USS Frank E Evans a warship that was on duty outside of Vietnam in 1969 On maneuvers it was hit by an Australian destroyer and 74 navy men were lost never to be recovered Luanne s brother Larry was one of the 74 The book was written by a Philadelphia born journalist Louise Esola It is well written and tremendously well researched It is about the men and their families and the despair and disappointment by the Navy Luanne was proud of it which meant that it captured the essence of that time and event It is heartbreakingand heroic

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American Boys

Erican Boys is that rare offering and deserves its own commendation as a piece of powerful research into a segment of Vietnam history that many have tried to bury over the decadesone that deserves to not be forgotten” Midwest Book ReviewThis is the story of one of the greatest still unresolved tragedies of the Vietnam War one the US Navy has pretended had nothing to do with it American Boys explores the realities of Vietnam naval operations and in evocative prose and stunning detail it reports the sinking of the American destroyer Frank E Evans along with the decades long struggle of survivors and families to get the Navy to acknowledge the truth of the matter This book should be read and those Evans sailors commemorated John Prados bestselling author of Vietnam The History of an Unwinnable War 1945 1975 “Louise Esola’s finely wrought account of a Vietnam era disaster at sea and its unending impact on the drowned sailors’ loved ones will echo in your mind long after you’ve put it down This beautiful heart breaking book should be reuired reading at the Pentagon and the White House” Jack Cheevers author of “Act of War Lyndon Johnson North Korea and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo” “American Boys is an important story beautifully told Long after you finish this book you will remember the men of the USS Frank E Evans and understand why the fight to include the names of its 74 lost crew members continues” Kristen Graham Pulitzer prize winning journalist with the Philadelphia Inuirer. I won this as a GoodReads first read This book was informative and opened my eyes Why were these 74 sailors left off the Vietnam Memorial I appreciate the research that went into this book and congratulate Louise Esola for taking the time to write this book As a country we should be ashamed at the way the veterans of Vietnam have been treated

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It was 1969 War and protest rattled the nation while the troops marched on The warships set sail For coming of age American boys death seemed one hill away By then nearly 300 of them were coming home in boxes each week They were young men caught in a war machine one of chance circumstance and misfortune In a tragedy of just the same lost in the turmoil of what would become America’s most unpopular war lies a story buried 1100 fathoms deep in the blue waters off Vietnam In the middle of a dark night off the coast of Vietnam on June 3 1969 the USS Frank E Evans is rammed by a ship ten times her size sending her forward half to the bottom of the South China Sea and into oblivion Seventy four Americans are killed in this mysterious collision Three brothers from a small town in Nebraska are gone as is the son of a chief who barely survived Only one body is ever found The truth is confined to a footnote of the Vietnam War Buried in obscurity even today as the 74 names of those killed are not on the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC In American Boys journalist Louise Esola has uncovered and assembled a powerful rebuttal putting the ship and her men in the time and place that was Vietnam Groundbreaking and astonishing in scope and intimate details American Boys is a story of heartbreak and perseverance It’s the story of a shattering injustice of love and healing and of a great generation of those who fought and lost yet vowed to never forget though their nation has In praise of American BoysLouise Esola has. Absolutely OUTSTANDING Sincerest praise for American Boys The True Story of the Lost 74 of the Vietnam War Hands down by far the most well written historically astute compassionately objective human interest adherent Vietnam War story I ve ever read Integrity and respect on every page without being nauseously bloody gory or excessively political Amazingly it s self published During an author talk in Santee California Ms Esola stated that every publisher solicited praised her manuscript but refrained from publishing it Apparently unlike other wars Vietnam just isn t as popular and doesn t sell as extensively Which is sad War is a reality popular or not Those who bled and died serving their country deserve to have their stories told So thank goodness for the arduous tenacity of Ms EsolaAccolades for Esola s diligent determination to make known this swept asunder tragic story in an effort to honor the lost seventy four US Navy sailors and bring closure for their families unbelievably these young men many just boys really answered their countries call and paid the ultimate price yet their names have been omitted from Vietnam War Memorial WallSeventy four young men sank with their ship off the coast of Vietnam Among these young men baseball players farm boys factory workers a songwriter college students a professor sons brothers husbands fathers Heartbreaking all Unfathomably heartbreaking akin to the Sullivan brothers from WWII Gary Gregory and Kelly Jo Sage three brothers ALL LOST AT SEA June 3 1969 on the USS Frank E Evans This is their story Giving depth to their story as no story exists in a vacuum Esola gives readers a brief broad overview of the social clime of America during the Vietnam era how the war conflict broke out and escalated political compass of the times the effects of a televised war on patriotism Additionally and expansively focused Esola expounds upon individual stories and backstories of both survivors and their fellow shipmates lost at sea And she includes chapters dedicated to the physical sinking of the ship the aftermath of official Inuiry and the fallout of grief and healing among all those effected American Boys The True Story of the Lost 74 of the Vietnam War A compelling powerful and important work centered around a tragic wartime event But it s not your typical war book filled with blood guts and glory heavy handed in statistics strategies and politics It is a human interest story respectfully and conscientiously written within the parameters of a wartime event honoring the Lost 74 of the USS Frank E Evans My heart goes out to all those effected on that fateful June day off the coast of Vietnam Through continued efforts of compassionate justice seekers may the names of these deserving young men be included on The Wall Honor and respect Lest we forget Five OUTSTANDING AND COMMENDABLE Stars uinze dias lost in the turmoil of what would become America’s most unpopular war Cheating for the Chicken Man lies a story buried 1100 fathoms deep in the blue waters off Vietnam In the middle of a dark night off the coast of Vietnam on June 3 1969 the USS Frank E Evans is rammed by a ship ten times her size sending her forward half to the bottom of the South China Sea and into oblivion Seventy four Americans are killed in this mysterious collision Three brothers from a small town in Nebraska are gone as is the son of a chief who barely survived Only one body is ever found The truth is confined to a footnote of the Vietnam War Buried in obscurity even today as the 74 names of those killed are not on the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC In American Boys journalist Louise Esola has uncovered and assembled a powerful rebuttal putting the ship and her men in the time and place that was Vietnam Groundbreaking and astonishing in scope and intimate details American Boys is a story of heartbreak and perseverance It’s the story of a shattering injustice of The Last Runaway love and healing and of a great generation of those who fought and On Tidy Endings lost yet vowed to never forget though their nation has In praise of American BoysLouise Esola has. Absolutely OUTSTANDING Sincerest praise for American Boys The True Story of the Lost 74 of the Vietnam War Hands down by far the most well written historically astute compassionately objective human interest adherent Vietnam War story I ve ever read Integrity and respect on every page without being nauseously bloody gory or excessively political Amazingly it s self published During an author talk in Santee California Ms Esola stated that every publisher solicited praised her manuscript but refrained from publishing it Apparently unlike other wars Vietnam just isn t as popular and doesn t sell as extensively Which is sad War is a reality popular or not Those who bled and died serving their country deserve to have their stories told So thank goodness for the arduous tenacity of Ms EsolaAccolades for Esola s diligent determination to make known this swept asunder tragic story in an effort to honor the Flat World Navigation lost seventy four US Navy sailors and bring closure for their families unbelievably these young men many just boys really answered their countries call and paid the ultimate price yet their names have been omitted from Vietnam War Memorial WallSeventy four young men sank with their ship off the coast of Vietnam Among these young men baseball players farm boys factory workers a songwriter college students a professor sons brothers husbands fathers Heartbreaking all Unfathomably heartbreaking akin to the Sullivan brothers from WWII Gary Gregory and Kelly Jo Sage three brothers ALL LOST AT SEA June 3 1969 on the USS Frank E Evans This is their story Giving depth to their story as no story exists in a vacuum Esola gives readers a brief broad overview of the social clime of America during the Vietnam era how the war conflict broke out and escalated political compass of the times the effects of a televised war on patriotism Additionally and expansively focused Esola expounds upon individual stories and backstories of both survivors and their fellow shipmates A House of My Own Stories from My Life lost at sea And she includes chapters dedicated to the physical sinking of the ship the aftermath of official Inuiry and the fallout of grief and healing among all those effected American Boys The True Story of the Lost 74 of the Vietnam War A compelling powerful and important work centered around a tragic wartime event But it s not your typical war book filled with blood guts and glory heavy handed in statistics strategies and politics It is a human interest story respectfully and conscientiously written within the parameters of a wartime event honoring the Lost 74 of the USS Frank E Evans My heart goes out to all those effected on that fateful June day off the coast of Vietnam Through continued efforts of compassionate justice seekers may the names of these deserving young men be included on The Wall Honor and respect Lest we forget Five OUTSTANDING AND COMMENDABLE Stars


10 thoughts on “American Boys

  1. says:

    Absolutely OUTSTANDING Sincerest praise for American Boys The True Story of the Lost 74 of the Vietnam War Hands down by far the most well written historically astute compassionately objective human interest adherent Vietnam War story I've ever read Integrity and respect on every page without being nauseously bloody gory or excessively political Amazingly it's self published During an author talk in Santee California M

  2. says:

    I received an author signed copy of this book from Louise Esola as a Goodreads Giveaway Thank you Ms Osola for sharing your work with me I look forward to an informative readXXX And it was an informative and heart rending story following some of these lost boys from childhood to enlistment to the sinking of the USS Frank E Evans Insult to i

  3. says:

    Oh this just pisses me off to thinkhere were these young men and boyswho enlisted in the navywho died in a horrific accident at seaand their names are not ON the Memorial Wall?? What an insult This sits on President Obama'

  4. says:

    The Vietnam War like all wars is made up of a million points of views American Boys sheds a necessary light on the heartbreak and guilt that goes with the choices we make regarding our country our families our sense of du

  5. says:

    I received this book on a Goodreads giveaway I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an agreement to write an objective reviewThe book discusses an incident probably forgotten by most by now the tragic deaths of 74 Navy men assigned to the destroyer Frank E Evans when it accidentally collided with an Australian aircraft carrier during an exercise in the South China Sea during the Vietnam War The d

  6. says:

    I belong to a Facebook group and the leader is Luanne Reilly Oda Shortly after I joined the group Luanne's father passed aw

  7. says:

    This is an amazing book written with much passion It is also very factual the amount of time and effort Louise Esola had to put into it is unbelievable When she writes scenes you feel as though you are right there You can tell she truly felt for the families of those who lost their lives Read it and learn about the Vietnam War

  8. says:

    I won this as a GoodReads first read This book was informative and opened my eyes Why were these 74 sailors left off the Vietnam Memorial I appreciate the research that went into this book and congratulate Louise Esola for t

  9. says:

    On June 3 1969 the USS Frank E Evans was hit by the HMAS Melbourne during nighttime exercises The Evans and other ships in the exercises were heading back to the Vietnam combat zone after having refueled and picked up ammunition 74 men on the Evans died when it was sliced in two The names of those men are not on the Vietnam memorial because although the ship was coming from and returning to combat they were not technica

  10. says:

    uick disclaimer on this review my dad is a featured American Boy in this book although he had the good fortune of being in the aft section of the USS Frank E Evans and survived the horror that was that night I loved reading this important part of my family history from a multifaceted perspective Esola definitely maintain

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