ARNT B. HANSEN, LTJG, USN
Arnt Hansen '43
Date of birth: August 6, 1920
Date of death: December 24, 1943
From the 1943 Lucky Bag:
His family, per the 1940 census, were: father Hans Folmer Hansen, insurance manager; mother Kristina, and brothers Hans Jr and Daniel.
From the Class of 1943 anniversary book "25 years later…":
Swede was born on 6 August 1920 in Atlantic, Iowa He was appointed from Iowa and entered the Academy on 23 August 1939. After graduation he reported to the destroyer USS LEARY. On 25 December 1944 the LEARY was torpedoed in the Atlantic and sunk. Swede lost his life in that action. He was entitled to wear the Purple Heart, the American Defense Service Medal with Fleet Clasp, and the European-African-Middle East Area Campaign Medal. He was survived by his mother, Mrs. Kristina Dorthea Hansen who at Swede’s death lived at 215 South 14th Street, Fargo, North Dakota.