Certificate Designating Admiral Arleigh Burke a Member of the Realm of Project Mercury Recovery Force

Image of certificate designating Admiral Burke a member of the Realm of Project Mercury Recovery Force.

Image of certificate designating Admiral Burke a member of the Realm of Project Mercury Recovery Force.

Realm of Project Mercury Recovery Force
Order of
Astronaut and Spacecraft
Retrieval -

Know ye by these presents that
Adm. Arleigh A. Burke USN
Chief of Naval Operations
is hereby designated member by virtue
of providing forces for the recovery of United States
First Astronaut Commander Alan B. Shepard, Jr.,
on completion of his historic space flight on 5 May 1961.

[signature]
F.V.H. Hilles RADM U.S.N.
Commander Project Mercury
Recovery Force