Monday, March 5, 2018
Two Brothers Did Not Survive the Sinking of the USS Reuben James
I was reading an account of the ship's sinking and it mentioned that two brothers had survived and two brothers had died. I already knew about Charlie and Parmie Appleton surviving (see last post), but didn't know the names of the two brothers who died. Looking through the list of deaths, I only came across two crew members with the same last name.
They were GENE GUY EVANS AND LINN STEWART EVANS.
Gene Evans, Boilerman (maker) 2c, USN # 268-35-16
Linn Stewart Evans, Fire Controlman 3c, USN #265-93-57.
I couldn't find anymore information on them.
Did You Have a Friend on the Good Reuben James? --GreGen