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Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-26-2005 01:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From The Dallas Morning News:
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To the moon and back: Alan L. Bean made the trip. He was the fourth man to do so.

And with him was a small piece of home, a shiny badge to show off his honorary police commission status.

Saturday afternoon, Mr. Bean, an honorary Fort Worth police captain, retired that badge, given to him just before his flight on Apollo 12 in November 1969.

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The shiny honorary police badge came full circle Saturday at the retirement ceremony, passing between the same hands that touched it when it was first presented to Mr. Bean in September 1969. Retired police Sgt. John Stout accepted the badge standing in front of a black and white photograph of him giving it to Mr. Bean 36 years ago.

That badge, a Fort Worth flag, and a key to the city also were presented at Saturday's ceremony at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. All will be displayed at the museum through Sept. 5. Afterward, the items will be returned to the city.


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Scott
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posted 06-26-2005 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alan Bean has always been very good to Fort Worth - and we have always been very proud he is from our hometown! To give another example of his thoughtfulness, after he returned from the Moon he had his Moonwalk spacesuit permanently loaned to the Fort Worth Children's Museum (now the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History).

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posted 06-26-2005 10:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for zee_aladdin   Click Here to Email zee_aladdin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alan Bean is a Great Guy! Out of all the items he receives, he personally informed me that he will keep my 10 to 15 page paper I wrote for one of my classes for my Masters degree, describing and analyzing one of his paintings 'Reaching for the Stars'. If anyone wants a free copy me of that paper, just email me.

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