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LT. COLONEL VIRGIL I. "GUS" GRISSOM - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 07/10/1962 - HFSID 272034

VIRGIL "GUS" GRISSOM. Check filled out and signed: "Virgil I. Grissom", 6¼x2¾. No place, 1962 July 10. Drawn on the account of Capt. Virgil Grissom and Betty Grissom at the National Bank of Fort Sam Houston of San Antonio, Texas, payable to Thunderbird Motel for $100.00.

Sale Price $1,360.00

Reg. $1,600.00

Condition: slightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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VIRGIL "GUS" GRISSOM. Check filled out and signed: "Virgil I. Grissom", 6¼x2¾. No place, 1962 July 10. Drawn on the account of Capt. Virgil Grissom and Betty Grissom at the National Bank of Fort Sam Houston of San Antonio, Texas, payable to Thunderbird Motel for $100.00. Stamped endorsement of Thunderbird International Hotel Corp. on verso. On July 21, 1961, Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom became the second American astronaut in space aboard Project Mercury's Liberty Bell 7. He returned to space aboard Gemini 3 on March 23, 1965, the first manned Gemini flight, with astronaut John Young, orbiting the Earth three times. Grissom was chosen, with Edward H. White II and Roger B. Chaffee, for the first manned Apollo mission in 1967. On January 27, 1967, during a routine training exercise, a fire in the command module of Apollo 1 killed all three astronauts. Slightly creased. Show through from bank stamp on verso at signature (completely legible). Bank cancellation holes touch several words of writing. Ink note (unknown hand) at upper left corner. Fine condition.
 
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