Apollo 1 - Gus Grissom was a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Freemason

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#1331-32 SPACE FDC APOLLO 1 ASTRONAUTS IN PRAYER DIED IN FIRE IN CAPSULE MASONIC

    •    FDC: THIS IS A GREAT VINTAGE 1967 FDC WITH AN ADD-ON CACHET:
    •    TRAGEDY STRUCK ON JANUARY 27, 1967
    •    APOLLO 1 MISSION ASTRONAUTS
    •    Edward H. White
    •    Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom
    •    Roger B. Chaffee
    •    SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES
    •    Fire Swept Through the Apollo Command Module During a Pre-flight Test at Pad 34.
    •    THEY MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE
    •    LIEUTENANT COLONEL GRISSOM, LIEUTENANT COLONEL WHITE AND LIEUTENANT COMMANDER CHAFFEE DIED IN THE APOLLO SPACECRAFT FLASH FIRE DURING A LAUNCH PAD PRE-FLIGHT TEST AT PAD 34, KENNEDY SPACE CENTER IN FLORIDA.
    •    GUS GRISSOM WAS A 33RD DEGREE SCOTTISH RITE FREEMASON, MITCHELL LODGE NO. 228, INDIANA.
    •    FIRST DAY OF ISSUE, FIRST DAY COVER, FDOI
    •    ADDRESSED
    •    POSTMARKED: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA, SEPTEMBER 29, 1967
    •    CONDITION: SEE PHOTO FOR CONDITION