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The Hannah News is the Association's Quarterly Newsletter. As a member of the Association you will receive the
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The History of the Hannah News
The Association's quarterly newsletter, HANNAH NEWS, was intended to be one of the benefits of joining
the Association. You can't get it unless you are a member or associate member. It carries a message from the Association's
President in every issue. The newsletter content is made up of submissions from members, historical information,
special projects and Navy related items of interest. It was the primary source of reunion related information for
many years before the Association had an Internet presence.
Since we have members from WWII through the end of Vietnam, I try to have content that everyone can relate to.
Plus we have ship's company, Air Group and Marine members.
As far as history of the HANNAH NEWS, the first Editor was our first, and only female member, Betty Orchowski.
Betty was very instrumental in our Association's founding. The first newsletter was in November 1978. I'm not sure
of the newsletter frequency during her time. Betty's last issue was June of 1983
The September 1983 HANNAH NEWS had a new Editor, William "Wild Bill" Colleran. His last issue was March
1984 co-edited with Betty Orchowski. (During this period I remember running off copies of the newsletter on a Xerox
copy machine, watching brothers and sisters walk around the dining room table collating the pages, rubber stamping
or writing 'First Class', Dad 'discovering' type correction tape was better than liquid WhiteOut, folding the legal
sized pages twice to achieve the right mailing size, stapling it shut and affixing a USPS postage stamp. The stamps
were 'licked'. Don't remember how many per sibling but do remember it was better to do AFTER the evening meal settled.
The March 1984 issue's editor was Betty Orchowski.
September 1984 was the start of Marshall Squire as editor. His last issue was June 1990.
September 1990 saw George "Gus" Gulyas take over the editor duties. Gus performed these duties through
The March 1994 issue saw the return of former editor, Marshall Squire. Marshall continued through the June 1996
Next to become editor was Hiram Greer, September 1996 until his last issue in June 2008. (Hiram lived less than
a crow-fly mile from me.) Hiram secured ALCO Printing in Atlanta to handle final production and mailing services.
September 2008 was Wayne 'Old Salt' Erven served as Editor, along with his many other Association duties..
December 2008 was my first issue.
Dan Colleran, Editor
- Updated - 6 February 2016
- Created - Created 9 Oct 2012