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Destroyer USS Hanson DD832/DDR832.
We are dedicated to preserving her history and the stories of the servicemen who once served
Website Cruise Log
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
April 5, 2013 - The April 2013 Newsletter has been posted. Included in the
newsletter is information on the upcoming 2013 Savannah, GA Reunion.
March 5, 2013 - New picture collection of the 2012 Portland, Oregon
reunion. You may view it in the
Photo Gallery (bottom of page). Thanks to Al White, Al Norby, Bob
Lummis, and Carl Pearson for their contribution. View
December 23, 2012 - We have a new picture collection of the 1958 West
Pac provided to us by Bob Wright. You may view it in the
Photo Gallery, under Crew Collections 5...
December 4, 2012 - The December 2012 Newsletter has been posted to the site. Included is the wrap up of the September 2012 Reunion at Portland, Oregon. We have also included new information regarding the 2013 Reunion.
May 21, 2012 - New Picture collection from Tim Worley. View here...
"I was a YN3 aboard Hanson serving ’71-2. I was discharged in San Diego just after returning from Westpac
and just before the crew was suddenly recalled on three days notice in April 1972
to return for another Westpac to fight the Tet offensive (that involved the mining of Haiphong harbor).
Included are photos of the anchor damage inflicted in the Korean straight when the Russian tug
Diomid backed down into our bow in 1971." ~ Tim
May 10, 2012 - Temporary addition of the Featured Slideshow for the Tall Ship
Challenge held in Savannah, Georgia. Eighteen pictures of several sail ships from around the
world captured by the author on May 5th. See sidebar on left. View
April 2013 Newsletter
The April 2013 Newsletter is ready for your viewing. In this edition you will find information
on the upcoming Savannah, Georgia 2013 Reunion
to be held on 19th to 22nd of September 2013. Included in the newsletter you will also find
lodging information for Inn at Ellis Square, downtown Savannah.
Act soon! Reserve your spot for this event
as soon as possible. Cheers!
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 Bill McLay 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 Bill McLay a request to update or correct your email address. ~Administrator
About the USS Hanson's web administrator
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.