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In a December 1966 note to Deke Slayton, NASA public affairs chief Julian Scheer reported that Administrator Jim Webb had noticed in Gemini 12 film footage that the "Cooper patch" (mission insignia) was worn on the shoulder, not the right breast as Webb had directed in an August 1965 memo to Gemini 5 command pilot Gordon Cooper. Scheer wanted to know if there were plans "to change from breasts to shoulders."

Slayton passed this message on to the Apollo flight crews in training at that time. The copy of the memo I have has a written comment by ‘T.P.S’ (Tom Stafford), which reads: "I like breast myself." To which John Young added: "I'm a leg man."

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