A female guard at the Tomb of The Unknowns
The Salute Battery of the Third United States Infantry, “The Old Guard”
A final salute at the funeral of Astronaut “Gus” Grissom, by his comrades, from left to right, Colonel John Glenn, US Marine Corps, Captain Alan Shepherd, US Navy, Colonel Gordon Cooper, US Air Force, Commander Scott Carpenter, US Navy, and Commander John Young, US Navy.
Marching with Grissom's casket, are (from left) Christopher Kraft, NASA Director of Flight Operations; Young; Robert Gilruth, Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center; Carpenter; Glenn (beyond casket); Shepard; and Deke Slayton (in civilian clothes), now a NASA official. All astronauts except Young, Grissom's partner on Gemini 3, were in the original Mercury program.
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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