USS ESTES AGC-12
U.S.S Estes AGC-12
12th Annual Reunion
October 21 - 25, 1998
Double Tree Suites
Celebrating To The Theme
Captain Jens B. Hansen
WestPac Cruise 68
The only former commanding officer to attend a reunion at this date:
Capt. Hansen enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and served aboard the USS New York, BB-34 prior to entering the U.S. Naval Academy in 1941. He graduated from the Academy in 1944 and served aboard the carrier USS Hornet in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during WWII. In 1947 he was designated a naval avaitor.
His operational experience in cludes tours in Patrol Squadron EIGHT, Air Transport Squadron TWENTY-TWO, Commanding Officer of Patrol Squadron TEN, and as Executive Officer of the amphibious transport TALLADEGA. He has attended Postgraduate School and the Naval War College. Capt. Hansen reported to ESTES from AWS Systems Project Office, Washington, DC, where he served as Director, Systems Analysis Group.
Note: After dinner, Capt. Hansen enlightened the group with a speech on his tour with the ESTES during one of its tours to Vietnam. After twenty-four years of duty in the Pacific the ship was soon ready for retirement.
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