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reader ì American Boys Paperback Þ ✻ [BOOKS] ✯ American Boys By Louise Esola ❅ – 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 It was War and 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 The Vietnam War like all wars is made up of a million points of views Ameri

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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 Oh this just pisses me off to thinkhere were these young men and boyswho en


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American BoysErican 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 m