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Location: Virgil I. Grissom Memorial Airport, Bedford. (Lawrence County, Indiana)
Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966
ID# : 47.1967.1
Born in Mitchell, Indiana. Lieutenant Colonel Grissom flew the project Mercury sub-orbital mission, July 21, 1961. He was command pilot, first Gemini flight, March 23, 1965, and died in an Apollo spacecraft at Cape Kennedy, January 27, 1967.
Science, Medicine, and Inventions, Transportation