JOHN B. CONNALLY JR. - PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1969 CO-SIGNED BY: WILLIAM B. LENOIR, CAPTAIN GENE CERNAN, COLONEL GORDON COOPER JR., CAPTAIN ROBERT "BOB" CRIPPEN, CAPTAIN ALAN L. BEAN, COLONEL JAMES B. "JIM" IRWIN, REAR ADMIRAL ALAN B. SHEPARD JR., VICE ADMIRAL RICHARD H. TRULY, COLONEL C. GORDON FULLERTON - HFSID 217388
ASTRONAUTS and THE GOVERNOR OF TEXAS One past and three future Moonwalkers among those commemorating "The U.S. Astronauts Forest in the Holy Land". Program/Menu signed: "Alan Shepard", "Jim Irwin", "Gene Cernan", "Alan L.
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ASTRONAUTS and THE GOVERNOR OF TEXAS One past and three future Moonwalkers among those commemorating "The U.S. Astronauts Forest in the Holy Land". Program/Menu signed: "Alan Shepard", "Jim Irwin", "Gene Cernan", "Alan L. Bean", "Gordon Cooper", "Bob Crippen", "Dick Truly", "Gordon Fullerton", "William B. Lenoir" and "John Connally", 8p, 9½x13½. Signed on the color cover, which depicts an 18th century attempt at flying, 6¾x7¼. "The State of Texas Salutes The Astronauts", Shamrock Hilton Hotel, Houston, Texas, December 14, 1969. On page 6: "The Salute to the Astronauts is sponsored by The Jewish National Fund of America. In association with The State of Texas B'nai B'rith, through the generosity of the citizens of the State of Texas, a forest will be planted by the Jewish National Fund, to be known as 'The U.S. Astronauts Forest in the Holy Land.'" Former Texas Governor JOHN CONNALY, wounded by Lee Harvey Oswald in the JFK assassination six years earlier, was the Dinner Chairman. BEAN (1932-2018) had walked on the Moon just 25 days earlier (Apollo 12). Original Mercury astronaut SHEPARD (1923-1998), IRWIN (1930-1991) and CERNAN later walked on the Moon. COOPER (1927-2004), another original Mercury astronaut, flew on Mercury and Gemini missions. CRIPPEN, TRULY and FULLERTON (1936-2013) would be aboard the first three Space Shuttle missions respectively, 13 years later. LENOIR was on the fifth Space Shuttle mission. Lightly creased and soiled. Slightly worn edges.
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