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[Photographs and biography were most graciously donated by Gene and Linda Hansen.]  
"I became a sailor in the U. S. Navy because I had two older brothers who were in the Army. I wanted no part of the long walks in the mud and sleeping on the ground. I read that the Navy was taking some draftees, so I volunteered for the draft and asked for the Navy. The only battles that I was in were on liberty. The first time I went to sea we hit a bad storm, which tore a torpedo loose on the 01 deck that ripped off a gun tub, and tore a big hole in the overhead of the Chiefs quarters. I asked a Chief if this was a bad storm or if it was like this all the time. He told me that he had been in for 20 years and had never seen a storm this bad. Then I got scared. I served all of my time in the Navy after boot camp on the USS Savage. I have enjoyed the reunions more than the time I served. I was discharged as an Electricians Mate 3rd class. The best memories I have of my time in Seattle are the weekends spent with Bill Pope and Vic Belaire and their families."
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Gene Hansen, EM3
SECTION 7.
Gene Hansen - note the shine on those shoes.
Gene appears to be guarding the laundry on deck!
Gene Hansen and Ron Gaillard.
A recent photo of Linda and Gene Hansen.
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Gene Hansen (2nd from right) marches in the Honor Guard at a  local July 4, 2007 parade.  
The parade route was 15 blocks long. 
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BACK TO SECTION 6.Charles W. Bird, LTJGRoger B. Christen, EN3"Admiral"  R. J. Crumley
Raymon J. Crumley, DC3Joseph F. Drouin, QMCEscort Squadron 5Gailon O. Hall, RM2
Gene Hansen, EM3Fred C. Hochreiter, AG2Don Kazimir, LTJGLt. Bruce Keener, III
Ensign Mel KowalHarold "Hal" Lucas, ETN2Roger Nolan Makin, SN2cBobby G. McLeod, A/1c
Nome Visit 1963Nome Visit (2)Officers 1962Edward W. Russell, ET3
Edward P. Stone, LTJG Jesse F. Turner, EN3Jesse F. Turner, EN3 (2)Ron Werner, BMSN

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HOMENEW ADDITIONSSITE MAPINTRODUCTION
FOREWORDINVOCATION1. WALTER S. SAVAGE, JR.2.  DE-386 (WWII)
3.  DE-386 CREW4.  DE-386 CREW PHOTOS5.  DE-386 SHIP PHOTOS6.  DER-386 (1955)
7.  DER CREW 1955 - 19648.  DER-386 PHOTOS9.  SAVAGE IN VIETNAM10.  VIETNAM CREW
11.  VIETNAM PHOTOS12.  SHIP'S AWARDS13.  ACTIVE SERVICE TERMINATED14.  REUNION ASSOCIATION
15.  DECEASED16.  ROSTER17  REUNION PHOTOS18.  KEEPSAKES
19.  MISCELLANEOUS20.  SITE POLICIES21.  WEBMASTER22.  SHIP'S STORE
23.  SITE AWARDS24.  COMMANDING OFFICERS 25.  SHIP'S HISTORY

SECTION 7. CONTENTS
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image of Electrician's Mate 3rd Class insignia
Proud to be an American Citizen medal
Proud to be an American Veteran medal
photograph of Gene Hansen
photograph of Gene Hansen
photograph of Gene Hansen and Ron Gaillard
photograph of Linda and Gene Hansen
photograph of Gene marching in the Honor Guard parade on 04 July, 2007
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