Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hero Departing...

Commander Malcolm Scott Carpenter, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Naval Aviator, Test Pilot, Astronaut
One of the Original Seven Mercury Astronauts
May 1, 1925 - October 10, 2013
An American hero has passed on. His memory and his deeds will live forever.

Requiescant in Pace


  1. Nice one Sarge you do these right thanks.

  2. Another childhood hero departs. Once again, the Earth feels a little heavier for me and although this man was immortalised decades ago it is still bittersweet. I salute you once again, Rocket Man.

  3. It's probably near impossible for today's youth to imagine how admired these men were. They were the bravest men on (and above) Earth, rock star-level celebrities.

    1. I never thought of it that way, but you're absolutely right.

      They were "rock stars" before that term had really been invented.

    2. I agree with Suldog, these guys were huge heroes to us. Thanks especially to live news coverage.

    3. Back when they actually reported news!


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