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    Apollo 11: Buzz Aldrin's Personal U.S.S. Hornet Plaque Dated July 24, 1969, Originally from His Personal Collection. A 10" x 10" x 0.5" felt-backed wooden plaque featuring a 6" square black on white tile with a pictorial history of ships named "Hornet" and the text: "A Heritage of Excellence/ USS Hornet CVS-12". Beneath is a brass plate engraved as follows: "Presented To/ Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr./ Lunar Module Pilot/ Apollo 11/ 24 July 1969". The Hornet was the recovery ship to which the Apollo 11 astronauts were taken on the above date while President Richard Nixon awaited their arrival. An absolutely incredible piece of Apollo 11 memorabilia. These plaques were presented to the Apollo 11 crew on July 25 when the Hornet held a "private" welcome ceremony, far away from the President's worldwide TV event the day before! Captain Carl Seiberlich was the master-of-ceremonies with VADM Don Davis in attendance. There was also a re-enlistment ceremony for a few sailors, presided over by Buzz from inside the MQF. Very fine. Provenance: Eric C. Caren Collection.

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