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USS Hanson
Welcome Aboard! is the premier source of the US Navy Destroyer USS Hanson DD832/DDR832. We are dedicated to preserving her history and the stories of the servicemen who once served faithfully aboard. 

Upcoming Reunions

2015 Reunion

Plans are also underway for the upcoming 2015 reunion. More information will be posted here as it becomes available.  Please stay tuned.

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Steering Committee Contacts: Larry and Pat Nelson, & Jerry and Mary Jane Matthews

Website Cruise Log

October 4, 2014 - We have added 10 new pictures to the Portland, Oregon 2012 Reunion photo collection, courtesy of Douglas Pierce.  You will find them at the lower part of the page.  Thanks for your contribution to the site and for sharing the memories with the crew and families!

June 19, 2014 - The latest edition of the Hanson Newsletter is now available for viewing.  Included in this edition is information on the upcoming 2014 Reunion in Cleveland, Ohio.
It is also a sad day in the Hanson community.  Two beloved long time friends, Mr. Lou DeLancey and Mr. Bill McLay have sailed beyond. Both were instrumental in starting and keeping the Reunions going (see the Newsletter about Lou).  Bill was on the Steering Committee and did all the Newsletter, etc for the Reunion.  They both will be missed greatly.  Our thoughts and prayers go to their families.

December 8, 2013 - The pictures of the Savannah, Georgia's 2013 Reunion shared by Carl Pearson and Bob Beiter have been posted to the Gallery...

October 5, 2013 - Hello everyone, those who attended the 2013 Reunion in Savannah and would like to share your pictures, please send them to us to post to the Picture Gallery. You can send them to me (Ozzy) or to Carl, either way they will end up on the website. Share your stories or names of those in the shots and location along with the files. If you send them to me, use the contact information in the "Contact Us" page.
I also wanted to thank everyone for the warm welcome you gave me, my wife, and my son at the reunion. It was an honor to finally meet all of you.
Best regards, Ozzy Resto, developer.

April 19, 2013 - Posted on the sidebar a contribution by William J. Riley, his book titled "DD-832 Vietnam".  Available on iTunes for the iPad or computer running iTunes.   We all thank him for his contribution to the Hanson legacy.

Crew Email List

Now it's even easier to keep in contact so please take advantage of this service. If you wish to have your email to the list please fill out the registration form in the Crew section, or send Carl Pearson an email with your information.
For your email security, all email addresses are encoded in a script that prevents web bots from scanning the address and send you unsolicited spam.
If your email is already listed, please take some time to make sure it is current and correct. Send Carl Pearson a request to update or correct your email address. ~Administrator

About the USS Hanson's web administrator

Carl Pearson Carl "Arkie" Pearson is our new administrator. Arkie served aboard the Hanson from April 53 to April 57 and was a CS2 when he was discharged.

After his discharge from the Navy, Carl enrolled and graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 1962 and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in May 1963. He was called to the pastorate of the First Baptist Church, Danville, Arkansas until September 1969 when he returned to the Navy as a chaplain. While on active duty, he received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA in Marriage & Family Counseling.

Carl retired from the Navy in 1995 with over 30 years of combined service to God and country.  In 1995 he was asked to serve as pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Milton, Fl and did until he again retired in 2004.