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dennisl
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MOL astronaut and former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Robert T. Herres, passed away in San Antonio, TX on July 24, 2008. Gen. Herres was a true gentleman. My condolences to his wife and family.

Robert Herres, left, poses as a member of the U.S. Air Force 1967 Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) astronaut class. To his right, Robert Lawrence, Donald Peterson and James Abrahamson.
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I was fortunate enough to meet General Herres when he attended the rededication of the Space Mirror in honor of his MOL classmate Robert Lawrence in 1997. He was a true gentleman and American Hero.

My prayers for his family and friends.

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One of MY true non-astronaut hero...

I wrote to "these four guys" years ago, sent a cover for their naming that I made and postmarked in South Bend.

Years later, one of my "penpals" told me he used to drive one of them to work in the Orlando area... and I send him the cover... they "four guys" had autographed it for me... and I thought that my friend in Orlando had a better home for my autographed cover than I did.

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I had the good fortune of meeting General Herres when we opened the 1013th Combat Crew Training Squadron at Peterson AFB, Co. He was a great leader and inspiration to all of us Space Cadets. My condolences to his family.

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Very sorry to learn of his passing. Such a great shame that the MOL program never flew.

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Herres is mentioned in Michael Cassutt's "Deke" as the one MOL astronaut who apparently had no desire to transfer over to NASA's astronaut corps (as 7 of his colleagues did in late 1969). A true USAF man to the end!

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