Saturday, January 27, 2007

Grissom, Chaffee & White

posted by The Vidiot @ 3:32 PM Permalink

40 years ago today, Lt. Colonel Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom, Lt. Colonel Edward Higgins White and Lt. Commander Roger Bruce Chaffee perished in fire that consumed their Apollo 1 spacecraft.

When we look at the Moon and marvel that men have walked there we should keep in mind that the One Giant Leap for Mankind began with a charred first step of human sacrifice.
May God grant you blue skies aloft,
With winds of calm by land,
As you play on the outskirts of heaven,
On the fragile wings of man.

To All That Fly - John D. Duvall


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