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Grissom Monument Gallery


The eighth panel on the monument. It reads:

Lt. Col. Virgil I. Grissom was awarded posthumously Indiana's Distinguished Service Cross, making him the only Hoosier to be so honored twice.

On October 1, 1978, Lt. Col. Virgil I. Grissom received posthumously the nation's Congressional Space Medal of Honor. The Medal reads, "To any astronaut who in the performance of his duties has distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious efforts and contributions to the welfare of the nation and of mankind."

"The conquest of space is worth the risk of human life." --- Gus Grissom

Panels on the Grissom Monument in Mitchell Indiana
Time picture taken Mon Nov 9 13:07:22 2009
Location picture taken Grissom Monument
Near S. 6th St. & W. Vine St.
Mitchell, Indiana
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