November 2019 will mark the 30th Anniversary of the commissioning of USS Chancellorsville.
Spotsylvania County citizens and visitors had the opportunity to sign a banner thanking the crew for its service at various events and locations throughout the county last year. That banner was sent to the USS Chancellorsville and in return, the crew signed a different banner and posed for a picture holding both banners. The ship’s commissioning chairman Joe Wilson and commissioning committee member Lyn Freshour offered remarks during the banner presentation ceremony. A new banner will be available for the public to sign and will be sent to the ship around the holidays to honor crew members for their military service.
The USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser in service in the United States Navy. She is named after the 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville of the Civil War, which was fought in Spotsylvania. The cruiser was commissioned November 4, 1989 and was first deployed in March 1991 to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Storm. She is currently assigned to Carrier Strike Group Five and is deployed to Yokosuka, Japan.
Contact: Debbie Aylor at [email protected] or 540-507-7755
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Michelle McGinnis, Director of Community Engagement
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