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USS Farragut anchor now at FHS


Farragut High School boosters helped install the 8,700-pound anchor of the USS Farragut-DDG 37 destroyer, which served the U.S. Navy for almost 30 years before being decommissioned in October 1989, onto a monument platform beside the entrance gate of FHS’s Bill Clabo Field Friday, Oct. 13. Secured through the efforts of longtime Farragut football historian Clyde Floyd, FHS varsity football head coach Eddie Courtney and U.S. Rep. John Duncan Jr., the anchor was officially reserved for FHS, set aside and trucked from a salvage yard in Brownsville, Texas. Aaron Foshee from G & A Equipment hoisted the anchor and Frazier Welding’s Ken Morgan cut and welded all steel supports to fix the anchor. Booster Club members on-hand to help position and secure the anchor, left to right in front, were Floyd and Paul Attanasio; and in back, left to right, Jeff Pitt and Dan Hoag. Also on hand included Lynn and Richard Wigren. The anchor will be painted Navy gray with Admiral blue accents. A plaque will be added commemorating the USS Farragut and sea-going servicepeople, with an official dedication planned for early November, booster officials said.



 

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