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From: Edgewater, MD, USA
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posted 02-03-2014 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently purchased a Wings of Man medallion honoring Neil Armstrong in 1974. I don't know anything about the award and medallion itself, but would like to find out more.

I did check the Society of Experimental Test Pilots website, unfortunately the Wings of Man is not listed. I did find the trophy displayed at the Neil Armstrong Museum, Wapakoneta, OH. From what I've been finding out, there's probably multiple medallions in which one was sold for $250.

Was the award presented to Neil Armstrong the last Wings of Man award?

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posted 02-03-2014 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would imagine the $250 auction price was more due to it belonging to Bob Hope than the going price for the medal. Seen a lot of medals go for much more than normal depending on ownership.

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