U.S. SEAGOING MARINE ASSOCIATION WARSHIP MUSEUM PLAQUE
PRESENTED TO THE USS ALBANY ASSOCIATION IN 2008
The United States Seagoing Marine Association had an ongoing project, U.S. SEAGOING MARINE ASSOCIATION WARSHIP MUSEUM PLAQUE PROJECT, to place plaques on museum warships that once included Marine Detachments. That program had been expanded to include non-shipboard museums such as the USS Albany Heritage Exhibit in Albany, NY. Twenty-two plaques had been donated to date. Other museums which had been honored included the USS Constitution, the USS Massachusetts, the USS Hornet, the USS Wisconsin, and the USS Salem. Cities also honored included Indianapolis MN, Portland ME, Phoenix AZ, San Francisco CA, and Vincennes IN.
A special presentation was made to the USS Albany Association by the United States Seagoing Marine Association. The ceremony took place on Monday, 10 November 2008 at the USS Albany Heritage Exhibit in Albany, New York. Steve Johnson, a member of the USS Albany Association and the Seagoing Marine Association, presented a brass plaque to “honor all Marines who served aboard the CA-123 and the CG-10”. Monday, November 10, 2008 was the 233rd birthday of the United States Marine Corps. Other members and guests of the Albany Association at the ceremony included GySgt. Steve Johnson’s wife Judy Johnson, Bart Hutchins, Wayne & Judy Van Amburgh, Bob & Donna McConnell, Rich & Rose Zeimet, Dick Desrochers, and representing the city and county of Albany Sue Cleary, and Kathy Quandt. The plaque was permanently mounted at the USS Albany Heritage Exhibit along with other memorabilia from the Marine Detachments.
President of the Albany Association Bart Hutchins, Albany Heritage Exhibit Committee member Sue Cleary, GySgt. Steve Johnson
making the presentation from The Seagoing Marines, Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau Director of Operations Kathy Quandt, and Founder & Past President of the Albany Association Wayne Van Amburgh.