U. S. S. MONSSON was named in honor of Chief Gunner's Mate Mons Monsson, a native of Sweden who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroic conduct during a gunnery accident aboard MISSOURI in 1904. Monsson was later commissioned an ensign, served during World War I and retired as a lieutenant. I can furnish a complete history of the ship ( and all others that have been so christened). My fee is ten dollars (includes postage). I'll check to see if there is an Individual Deceased Personnel File. I can obtain other files but there are costs involved which I must pass along.
The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal (Savo Island) was fought the night of 12-13 November 1942. Several ships of Admiral Scott's task force were either sunk or so severely damaged as to necesitate their being scuttled the following morning. Scott's flagship, ATLANTA, was one of these (Scott was killed and later posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor - one of only a handful of flag officers ever so honored). E-mail me direct when you've decided what you want to do.