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Item 8107 - Theodore C. Freeman Signed Document Catalog 498 (Apr 2017)

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Air Force pilot (born 1930) selected as part of the third group of astronauts. He was killed on October 31, 1964, when a goose smashed through the cockpit canopy of his T-38 Talon jet trainer. He ejected from the aircraft, but was too close to the ground for his parachute to open properly. DS, signed “Theodore Cordy Freeman,” one page both sides, 8 x 20.5, April 18, 1954. Statement of personal history form filled out entirely by Freeman, who adds his full name, affirms his status as "Military on Active Duty," and lists his date and place of birth. In the "Armed Forces Active Service" section, Freeman notes his grade and service number, "2LT. 250080A," his service and component, "U. S. A. F.," organization and station, "Bryan A. F. B., Bryan, Tex.," and total years served, "5." Freeman lists the schools he attended from 1936 to 1953, noting that he earned a "B. of Science" from the US Naval Academy. In the "Foreign Travel" section, Freeman notes one week visits to "Panama Canal Zone," "England," and "France," and under "Employment" he lists "Aircrafters, Inc, Rehoboth Beach, Dela. (intermittently)." Signed on the reverse in black ink by Freeman. In fine condition.

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