Thursday, August 06, 2009


Cpl. Bertha Santos, USMC, helps launch the destroyer, "Hanna," named for her late sweetheart, William Hanna, of Carlson's Raiders. Hanna's mother watches.

YANK 6 Aug 1944 British Edition

William T. Hanna was a Marine private who fought heroically on Guadalcanal. "Fighting desperately in hand-to-hand combat against overwhelming hostile forces, Private Hanna refused to be dislodged from his position and after exacting a tremendous toll of the enemy, heroically died at his post."

USS Hanna served the Navy from 1944 until 1959.