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One of the awards presented to Gus Grissom.

It reads

Virginia Peninsula
Distinguished Service

Presented to
Virgil I. Grissom
March 17, 1962

The logo of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is similar to the one at the center of this plaque and their Website contains information on the Virgil I. Grissom Branch Library, so it's possible that this plaque was awarded by the VPCC.

Liberty Bell 7 flew on July 21, 1961, so this award came some nine months after the flight.

Awards at Mitchell Indiana
Time picture taken Sun Nov 6 03:15:36 2016
Location picture taken Early Life Gallery
Grissom Memorial
Spring Mill State Park
Mitchell, Indiana
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