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Robert Vernon Hansen

Robert Vernon Hansen

Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Radio Technician, First Class
Service Number 663 95 26
Birth Date April 7, 1922
From Walnut Creek, California
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Grayback (SS-208)
Loss Date February 26, 1944
Location Near 25 47'N x 128 45'E, south of Okinawa
Circumstances Sunk by air attack
Remarks Robert was born in Benicia, Solano County, California. Photo above shows him in his ROTC uniform while he was attending the University of California Berkeley.

Photo courtesy of Eric Hansen via Vicki Nelson, researcher. Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer. 

 

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