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Gus Grissom

Gus GrissomAKA Virgil Ivan Grissom

Born: 3-Apr-1926
Birthplace: Mitchell, IN
Died: 27-Jan-1967
Location of death: Cape Kennedy, FL
Cause of death: Accident - Misc
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Astronaut

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Second American in space

Military service: USAF (1951-67, pilot, Korean War, Lt. Col.)

Killed in the Apollo 1 fire at Cape Kennedy.

Father: Dennis Grissom (signalman, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad)
Mother: Cecile
Wife: Betty Moore (m. 6-Jul-1945, until his death, two sons)
Son: Scott
Son: Mark

    High School: Mitchell High School, Mitchell, IN
    University: BS Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University (1950)
    University: Air Force Institute of Technology

    American Astronautical Society Fellow
    Distinguished Flying Cross
    Congressional Space Medal of Honor (posthumous)


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