Did you know the usshanson832.org website is used as a reference around the internet?
Just look at
Wikipedia and search for the Hanson, you will find in the references where this
site is the source.
Many of you have contributed though the years by sending us your little stories and salty tales. Believe it or not, those stories are used by website editors to paint the bigger picture of the history of not only the Hanson but history in general.
I wish to extent a thanks to all those who have contributed, and would like to see more stories come our way. No matter how unimportant you may think your memories are, we can let history decide that. So go ahead and sit down and start writing, or typing, or dictating so someone else. Your memories are not in the history books, this is your opportunity to get it out for the world to see it.
As always, thanks to all of you for your service and God bless.
~Ozzy Resto, administrator
Carl J. PearsonIn Loving Memory, 1934 - 2021
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our
beloved and great friend Carl Pearson.
Carl J. Pearson (Arkie), 86, of Pace, FL, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021. The service to celebrate Carl’s life was held on Thursday, 4/22/21, at 10:30 a.m. at Lewis Funeral Home, 4777 W. Spencer Field Rd, Pace, FL 32571 and was officiated by Pastor David Lewis of Woodbine Baptist Church.
Carl was devoted to God, his family, and his country. He will truly be missed.
March 21, 2021Stories and Salty Tales
Roger Chagnon has shared a new story from
Operation Custom Tailor in 1972,
it is listed in the
Stories and Salty Tales. Roger has a good sense of humor,
so go and read his story, or salty tale, you'll like it.
Got a story to share? We surely can use anything you have.
USS HANSON DD/DDR 832 - 26TH ANNUAL REUNION *** UPDATE - March 4, 2021 ***
Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the steering committee has decided to reschedule our
2021 reunion in Branson.
The new dates will be September 23-26. We will email and post on the website the Registration and tour information when all is worked out. Tom and Rada Givan are still hosting. They can be reached at if you have any questions
Hope everyone is doing well, looking to see you in Branson.
~ Tom Givan
For additional information please contact Bob Beiter:
Phone: – Email:
October 25, 2020Hanson Ship Departments & Stories
In this new section listed under "The Ship" menu, we seek to capture the Hanson's departments and the sailors who served on
them. We intend to showcase stories as it relates to how
they functioned in the broad scheme of ship operations.
So to kick it off, Roger G. Chagnon, Jr. has contributed an awesome article titled "Signal Bridge and the Signalmen who worked it". More articles will be needed so please help us out. Tell us about your department on the ship, what you did, how it all worked.
Hope to hear from you soon.
July 12, 2020Hanson Stories and Tales
Roger Chagnon has submitted another story for us all to enjoy.
It is now available in the
Stories and Tales page ("Outranked"). Many thanks to
Roger for his
Did You Know?
While scouring through the internet for books or more information about the USS Hanson I
ran into a special person that served aboard the ship. The subject's name is
Salvatore Albert Lombino,
or AKA as Ed McBain, the writer/screenwriter. It so happens that he wrote his first murder mystery, "Chalk", while serving
on the Hanson. After receiving positive reviews form his fellow sailors he decided to become a writer.
In his memory, we have added him to our crew roster under his birth name. Salvatore Albert Lombino, 1926-2005.
More info: Wikipedia...; Google Books...
USS HANSON DD/DDR 832 - 25TH ANNUAL REUNION
Alexandria, VirginiaThe crew of the USS Hanson celebrated their 25th annual reunion on August 30 to September 2, 2019.
Any reunion attendees that have pictures of the reunion and wish to share, please send the administrators a note with the pictures or a link to download.
Mt. Soledad National Veterans MemorialA plaque in proud memory of our departed shipmates of the USS Hanson has been placed at the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Visit the Mt. Soledad Memorial page...
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.