Mitchell Indiana Site Index
Grissom Monument Gallery


The second panel on the monument. It reads:

In September, 1946, Gus entered Purdue University, where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering. He promptly re-enlisted in the Air Force and received his wings in March, 1951. Gus was assigned to the 75th fighter interceptor squadron at Presque Isle, Maine as an F-86 fighter pilot. After transfer to Korea, Gus flew the wing position in combat on 100 missions in less than six months, and he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with Cluster. Gus requested an additional 25 missions; the request was denied. He returned to the States for instructor training at Selma, Alabama.

Panels on the Grissom Monument in Mitchell Indiana
Time picture taken Mon Nov 9 13:05:46 2009
Location picture taken Grissom Monument
Near S. 6th St. & W. Vine St.
Mitchell, Indiana
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