Virgil I. Grissom and       Alan B. Shepard Autographs


Item Description:

I obtained this autograph set of Virgil I. Grissom and Alan B. Shepard in August of 2015 from Helen Pendergrass.  Ms. Pedergrass was so very kind to document the events of when she met Alan Shepard and Virgil Grissom and aquired these autographs in June of 1961.   Please read her handwritten account below.    


The autographs have been authenticated by Steve Zarelli of Zarelli Space Authentication   My intentions are to eventually mount the signatures along Ms. Pendergrass’s handwritten account with images of the two Astronauts within a framed display.  See below.

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This image is of Ms. Pendergrass’s father, James L. Berry “ Bill” on the right, and Don McAlister on the left.   Both were announcers & Reporters for WDBO Radio & TV in Orlando Florida.  (now known as WCPX) 


Patrick AFB located 18 miles south of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and about 6 miles south of Cocoa Beach.


Grissom Shepard Display V2

Helen Letter Aug7-2015



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