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Item 85 - Chuck Yeager Catalog 376 (Sep 2011)

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Unique and comical 1963 USAF Aerospace Research Pilot School diploma, presented to Faith Freeman, 10.5 x 8, signed at the bottom, “Charles E. Yeager Col.” Diploma begins “Praise ye, oh wife of a military scholar, who entered the life without a hollar, who became both Ma and Pa to the little brood while trying to keep up a good mood.” Scattered light toning and foxing, and a light brush to end of Yeager’s signature, otherwise fine condition. Freeman was the wife of astronaut Ted Freeman, who was killed in the 1964 crash of a T-38 jet, marking the first fatality among the American astronaut corps. Ted Freeman had been selected in October of 1963 to be one of the Group 3 astronauts. Pre-certified Scott Cornish and RR Auction COA.

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