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USS Sampson (DDG 10) Anchor for Prosperity
Photographs courtesy of Brian Kroenung of Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, Greensboro, North Carolina
Photos from November 2003
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(October 2003) Sailors from the Naval and Marione Corps Reserve Center in Greensboro, North Carolina are currently working on the preservation and presentation of Sampson's anchor for display at the entrance to the Reserve Center. ETC(SW) John P. Dzierzewski and ETC(SS) Darrell Marion drove to Philadelphia on their own time and retrieved the anchor as Sampson was being scrapped. See photographs from the scrapping of Sampson on this site. Seabees from CBMU 202 Det B at the Reserve Center spearheaded the effort for and have prepared the display area foundation for the anchor, a 9' x 9' x 10" deep foundation for the concrete pad, and concrete will be poured the week of October 6, 2003. Several sailors have contributed greatly to the effort to preserve the anchor, including EMC(SW) Brian Kroenung who we thank for all the photographs and BM2 Cramton, both of who worked to add another coat of haze gray to the anchor and this year's CPO selectees:
ISC Vikki Brandstetter
SKC Tim Hughes
CTRC Nick P. McGalliard
CTMC Mike Prieto
BMC(SS) Rodney Wilmouth
CTTC William J. Wilson Jr.
who have and are also working the project to conclusion. Bravo Zulu to the Men and Women of Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center who have worked hard on this worthy project. Photos of project will be posted when completed (the chain is to be painted gloss black and preservation of the underside of the anchor will take place soon). All of Super Sam's shipmates salute you!
From the Naval Reserve News Service Oct 2, 2003...
Salvaged anchor to mark NAVMARCORESCEN Greensboro"
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Chief Petty Officer association at Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center (NAVMARCORESCEN) Greensboro, N.C., has acquired an anchor from the decommissioned USS Sampson (DDG 10) to clearly identify the center.
The anchor was acquired from the Philadelphia Naval Business Center where Sampson and many other former ships meet their final fate. Greensboro chief petty officers, on their own time, rented a trailer and retrieved the anchor.
“It was a command sponsored event, with all of the Sailors here getting involved,” said Chief Electricians Mate Brian Kroenung.
The anchor will be displayed in front of the Greensboro center. Recently selected chief petty officers will refurbish the anchor and Seabees will build a platform for the display.