BUZZ ALDRIN He signs a flag which journeyed with him into space on the Gemini XII mission. Flag signed: "Buzz Aldrin, Flown on Gemini XII16 ½ x11. Signed on white stripe. Aldrin, a 1951 West Point graduate, had flown 66 missions in Korea, winning the Distinguished Flying Cross. He flew F-100s in Germany before persuading the Air Force to send him to M.I.T. for a doctorate. Aldrin's first space voyage was on Gemini XII, along with James Lovell (of later Apollo XIII fame). The mission included a successful manual rendezvous with an Aegina target vehicle and three space walks (EVAs) by Aldrin. These tethered trips outside the spacecraft, totaling 5½ hours, proved that astronaut's could perform successfully outside their spacecraft for long periods. During the Apollo 11 mission, Aldrin piloted the Lunar Excursion Module, Eagle, and became the second man to walk on the Moon (July 20, 1969). The Gemini XII capsule, which carried the flag signed here, is now on display at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Slight bleeding of ink. Fading of blue at right edge between two top stars. read more...
Korean War | Quotations
BUZZ ALDRIN. Quotation inscribed and signed: "To George Torres/Best Wishes/Buzz Aldrin", 8½x11. Commemorative sheet honoring the Apollo 11 Mission with printed quotation from mission commander Neil Armstrong: "'Houston, Tranquility Base Here. The Eagle has landed. read more...
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ARLEIGH BURKE Handwritten quotation from President Lincoln, a very fitting one for Burke Autograph Quotation signed: "Arleigh Burke/Admiral, United States Navy (Ret)", 1p, 6x9. Bethesda, MD, 1982 April 30. To Miss Williams. read more...
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MARK W. CLARK Mark W. Clark signs a 9x12 quotation. Quotation Signed: "Mark W. Clark", 9x12. In calligraphy, in full: "We are not here to sit on our back ends and be on the defensive. We are here on the offensive. They talk about a Second Front. All I can say is - the sooner the better. read more...
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JAMES DICKEY Signed autograph quotation, two sentences from his famed novel Deliverance Autograph Quotation signed: "James Dickey", 5x3 lined card. In full: "I went back down to the spillway and stood next to the water for the last time. I stooped and drank from the river read more...
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MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY He signs his typed quotation honoring the American solder Typed Quotation signed: "Matthew B. Ridgeway", 1 page, 5x8¼. "...The American soldier with whom it has been read more...
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WILLIAM SANTELMANN The leader of the US Marine Band during World War II signs his autograph musical quotation from "Sempre Fidelis." Autograph Musical Quotation inscribed and signed: "Best wishes to H. M. Brehm, [The first five measures of the Marine Corps anthem follow.] 'Sempre Fidelis'/Always Faithful./Major William F. read more...
Sale Price $144.00