Finding Aid for the Richard Burke Collection
Richard Burke Collection
USS Frank E. Evans Association
D050.5, D060.1, Periodical Collection, Museum Objects
Scope and Content
Military payment certificates and Singapore currency, a U.S. Navy belt buckle, a Western Union telegram, a photocopy of naval orders, and newspaper and newspaper clippings document Richard Burke's tour of duty aboard the USS Frank E. Evans and the Evans' subsequent collision with the Australian aircraft carrier Melbourne. The newspapers include a run from Pacific Stars and Stripes, June 4-8, 1969 purchased by Burke in the Philippines. There are also newspapers from the United States from June 1969 and May 27, 2001. All of the newspapers chronicle the Frank E. Evans' collision. The Western Union telegram was sent by Burke to his parents on June 8, 1969 stating that he was safe following the collision.
Finding Aid, No Date, Richard Burke Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 20 Apr. 2015. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=14420000000>.
Pub. Credit Line
14420000000, Richard Burke Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
Added: 17 Nov 2004[Updated: 21 Jul 2005]