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Grissom Monument Gallery


The fifth panel on the monument. It reads:

On July 21, 1961, Gus Grissom was awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. It reads "His flight, as one of the first by a United States astronaut, was an outstanding contribution to the advancement of human knowledge of technology and a demonstration of man's capabilities in sub-orbital space flight."

Subsequently, Gus became the 4th person in history to receive this state's highest military award when Governor Matthew E. Welsh presented him with Indiana's Distinguished Service Cross. It cites his "exceptional courage, ability, and hist dedication to the service of others than himself."

Panels on the Grissom Monument in Mitchell Indiana
Time picture taken Mon Nov 9 13:06:42 2009
Location picture taken Grissom Monument
Near S. 6th St. & W. Vine St.
Mitchell, Indiana
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