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USS Anzio (CG 68)

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Blue and Gold represents the sea and the spirit onboard a warship. Red and White symbolize the sacrifice of those who fell at Anzio. The Chevron thrusting through the enemy line recalls the assault. The rose, maple leaf and eagle honor the forces of Great Britain, Canada and the United States. Embattlements are symbolic of entrenched lines and the campaign where allied troops refused conquer, despite the enemy's numerical superiority. The crossed edge sailor's cutlass and officer's sword represent combat readiness and shipboard teamwork. The gold star commemorates the WW II escort carrier (CVE 57) Anzio's Navy Unit Commendation and the nine stars commemorate's her battles. 


The anchor portrays strength. The blue ribbon acknowledges the 22 Medals of Honor won at Anzio. The words Honor, Integrity, Heart combine the essence of what is expected of every crew member in Anzio. The Aegis radar's octagonal shape characterizes Anzio's potent weaponry and her unmatched fighting technology. Wings of an eagle recall the first Anzio (CVE 57) and represent the attributes of America's national emblem: Vigilance, preparedness, and courage. 


The rifles reflect hand to hand fighting at Anzio and symbolizes the willingness of cruiser Anzio to close the enemy. 


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