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Leon Ford

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From: Shreveport, LA, United States
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 10-25-2002 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Leon Ford   Click Here to Email Leon Ford     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is about Lot 120 in the Aurora Auction.

Maybe someone here can answer this for me: I was under the impression that while Ed White was training for Gemini IV that his Air Force rank was Major. Over the years, I have seen a number of items autographed "Capt/USAF". Can someone tell me why a person would sign a lower rank for an autograph? I think he was promoted to Lt. Col. after the flight.

This is not the only photo of Ed White that I have seen this inscription on. It has just always raised a red flag to me when I have seen it. I hope someone here could clear up the question for me.

Thank you,


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