Sunday, May 3, 2009

John C. Hanell

Traverse City Record Eagle
5 Jul 1951

Promoted to Corporal--A Traverse City arm man has been promoted to the rank of Corporal in Korea. Corporal John C. Hanell, son of Mrs. Lydia Anna Hanell, of Route No. 4, Traverser City, was promoted while serving in the 1st Cavalry Division 7th Cavalry Regiment. Hanell's unit has been on the Korean front since last July when it landed amphibiously at Pohang-dong. It was also the first unit to smash northward through the Taegu perimeter in September, leading UN forces in the spectacular drives into North Korea.