COMMANDER SERVICE FORCE
UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET
FPO San Francisco 96610
2 Aug 1965
Dear Captain Hanson:
As your tour in command of PARICUTIN nears completion, I take this
opportinity to thank you for your valuable services. I trust you have
enjoyed your deep draft command and have found your duties both
challenging and rewarding.
It is noted that PARICUTIN, under your command, met all commitments in an
excellent manner. This performance has contributed to the readiness posture
of the Pacific Fleet and enhanced the reputation of the Service Force.
It has been a pleasure having you in the Service Force and a member of our
"Can Do" team. I wish you bon voyage and continued success in your new
duties as Commanding Officer, Naval Ammunition Depot, McAlester, Oklahoma.
/s/ EDWIN B. HOOPER
Rear Admiral, U. S. Navy
Captain Ralph M. Hanson, U. S. Navy
Commanding Officer, USS PARICUTIN (AE-18)
FPO San Francisco 96601
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