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    Wernher von Braun Typed Letter Signed to Jim McDivitt's Father, with Typed Note Signed by Mr. & Mrs. McDivitt, Sr. A one page 7" x 8" letter on NASA stationery, dated September 29, 1966, to Mr. James A. McDivitt, Sr., signed at close: "Wernher von Braun". It reads, in full: "I certainly enjoyed the opportunity to meet you and to have the opportunity to chat with you during my very short visit to Jackson and the Midwest Space Fair. Since my return to Washington, I have had the opportunity to talk with Jim, Jr. about my visit to Jackson and you can rest assured he deeply regrets his training commitments prevented his joining us for the event. Mrs. McDivitt and yourself must be terribly proud of that fine young man! Working closely with Jim as I do brings forth nothing but the greatest admiration and respect for the outstanding job Jim has done, and is doing, for this national space effort. He is a great credit to yourself and our nation." Included with it is an 8" x 11" inch sheet with the following typed words: "The senior McDivitts are pleased to present this original communication from Dr. Wernher Von Braun to their good friend Forrest E. Cook to add to his collection." Signed: "Margaret M. McDivitt" and "James A. McDivitt Sr." Cook was a well-known space collector of the period. Both very fine. From the family collection of the late Tom McFadden.

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    November, 2016
    11th Friday
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