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Item 6096 - John Glenn Signed Letter of Recommendation Catalog 474 (Apr 2016)

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TLS signed “J. H. Glenn, Jr.,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, no date but circa 1963. Letter of recommendation for Guenter Wendt. In part: “During the period in which I have been associated with Mr. Wendt, he has held the position of Pad Leader for each of the manned launches of the Project Mercury series. This has included the two sub-orbital flights of Shepard and Grissom, my orbital flight and those of Carpenter, Schirra and Cooper. As backup astronaut during the flights of Shepard and Grissom, I worked very closely with Mr. Wendt, and when it came time for my orbital flight, I was given my choice of the people I wanted to prepare the spacecraft for final launch. There was never any question in my mind that I wanted to have Mr. Wendt as the man in charge of that final preparation…I think the highest tribute I can pay to Mr. Wendt is that by my own choice, he was the Pad Leader during the preparation of Spacecraft ‘Friendship 7,’ where I knew any mistakes by him or those he supervised would jeopardize my life.” Also includes two official glossy NASA photos of Glenn and Wendt together, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, each signed in black felt tip by Wendt. In overall fine condition. The Guenter Wendt Collection, ex. Ken Havekotte. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.

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