The seventh panel on the monument. It reads:
Following the flight of "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," President
Lyndon B. Johnson presented Gus with his second NASA Distinguished
Service Award and with NASA's Exceptional Service
On March 21, 1966, Gus was selected as command pilot on the first 3 man Apollo
flight, Apollo 1, the first of 11 missions in the moon landing program.
On January 27, 1967, he and his two crew members were conducting countdown
tests in the Apollo module when fire broke out. All three astronauts died in
the flash fire which swept through the spacecraft.
Lt. Col. Grissom is
buried in Virginia at Arlington