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

10 comments:

  1. Nice one Sarge you do these right thanks.

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  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.

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  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.

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

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

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

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    3. Back when they actually reported news!

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