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USS Hancock Sailor's Shoulder Patch

Our XO and Chief Historian, Dennis F. Milliken, has been a great help in answering many of our questions regarding HANCOCK and VIETNAM WAR related HISTORY.

The Following Links on this site (and his) are offered so that you, who find our History interesting; or those of us who wish to know more about certain subjects, can visit these pages.

The List of Pages will grow as does our XO's Research and as questions come in from you, who wish to know about certain things relating to Hancock Ship movements, Actions, etc.

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Dennis F. Milliken, XO, Jake's 'Yankee Station'
XO Dennis F. Milliken
Chief Historian - Jake's 'Yankee Station' - USS Hancock CV/CVA-19 Memorial

Dennis F. Milliken, QM3, USN

Many wonder how we as a Nation got so involved and entrenched in the Vietnam difficulties. These difficulties actually were long in brewing. The actual first casualty in Vietnam occurred in 1945. The Geneva Accords on 20 July 1954 were drawn up to end hostilities between the French and the Vietnamese. Here you can read for yourself the dynamics involved and learn where the seeds for the 1000 Day War were planted in American Politics.

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This historical document was assembled by Ken "Jake" Jaccard, Web Yeoman, USS Hancock CV/CVA-19 Memorial located on the internet at and gathered from various and sundry other historical documents found on this historical ship. Much of the data assembled here and on other history pages on this Website were gleaned from a thorough search; most of which came to us from the U.S. Naval History Website located at

The Yeoman does not claim authorship of this data, nor does he claim that all data found here or on other historical documents found on this website are completely factual. He merely is providing access to what has been written and discovered on this historical warship, the U.S.S. Hancock CV/CVA-19 and providing it to our visitors. We do, however, hope that what has been written and displayed here is factual since it is our hope that we are delivering history as it happened and not what was interpreted by the talking heads in our society whose interest is not in history but in sales of history books. Such has never been our aim or goal.