SAILORS OF TEXAS was founded in Fort Worth, Texas by Co-Founders A. E.
(Doc) Evans of Haltom City, Texas and Lester J. Strother of Fort Worth, Texas.
The purpose of the co-founders was to stimulate interest among those who had served on United States destroyers or like vessels, commonly referred to as "TIN CANS". This includes several different types of ships: DD's, DM's, DE's, Frigates, etc.
Doc Evans served aboard the USS Laws, DD 558 during WWII. Doc was elected as the first President of "TIN CAN SAILORS OF TEXAS" with co-founder, Lester J. Strother being elected as the first Vice President. Both completed their terms of office which ended on September 30, 1990. At about that same time, Doc Evans became ill and died on December 9, 1990 and Lester Strother passed away August 12, 2001. We hope the organization they helped found will continue on for many years to come.
By-Laws for TIN CANS OF TEXAS were established and a Charter was issued by the State of Texas.
A one-time membership fee of $10.00 and annual dues of $15.00 were established by the membership. Associate members pay a membership fee of $10.00 and annual dues of $15.00.