William H. Hanks

USS West Virginia

William Howard Hanks, Petty Officer 2/c, born Aug. 5, 1915, Lexington, KY. Joined the military (Band) Aug. 17, 1943, and was stationed at Great Lakes, San Diego and in West Virginia.

Memorable experience was after Battle of Surigao when he watched Gen. MacArthur sign the peace terms. Discharged Nov. 8, 1945, as petty officer 2/c. His awards include the American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon w/4 stars, Victory Medal and Philippine Liberation w/2 stars.

Married Maxine and they have one child. His hobby is music.

Reprinted with permission from Turner Publishing

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