USSHANSON832.org 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
Website Cruise Log
January 22, 2016 -
The Winter 2016 Hanson Newsletter is here! In it you will find information on the
upcoming Hanson 2016 Reunion.
November 7, 2015 -
Hello folks! Somehow the pictures of the Cleveland 2014 Reunion were never
published to the Hanson website. Good news! We managed to gather 78 photos for your viewing and
hopefully will bring back some memories.
You may view
As always, thanks to Carl Pearson for acquiring the pictures for us. Cheers, ~Ozzy.
November 2, 2015 -
New pictures from the 2015 Hanson Reunion in
Albuquerque, New Mexico have been uploaded to
the site. You may view
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 "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.