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Certificate Designating Admiral Arleigh 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

Published: Tue Dec 02 15:01:09 EST 2014