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Thought this might be apt...

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OMG, I remember that hairbrush scene like it was yesterday. Gordo was amazing. Thank you for that video.

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My prayers to Gordon's family. May GOD Bless them during this difficult time.

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Wow, so sad... I don't know how I missed this post for a week but so sad. I have two fond memories of Colonel Fullerton I would like to share.
  1. At an Aerospace Walk of Honor event in Lancaster I spied him standing in a baseball cap, shorts and sandals eating tacos off of a paper plate next to a trash can. Just a regular guy having a quick lunch. I went up to him and started chit-chatting. He offered to sign stuff for me if I wanted and he did it right there on top of that trash can.

  2. Walking through the crowd at the Edwards AFB Open House a few years back I saw him pushing through the crowd in my direction. Again there he was in the shorts and baseball cap. I stopped to say hi and introduced my father in law to him. He was as gracious as could be. I said goodbye and we parted ways. As we walked away I briefed my father in law as to who we just met and Brent was quite surprised at what a regular guy the Colonel was. In retrospect I think this was just weeks before his stroke. So sad.
What an honor to have shared time with him in my life. I wish his family well.

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Col. Gordon Fullerton will be laid to rest on Friday (Nov. 15) at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia following a service at the Ft. Myer Post Chapel at 8:45 a.m.

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From a NASA release:
On Thursday, Jan. 30, NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will hold a tree planting ceremony in honor of former astronaut C. Gordon "Gordo" Fullerton.

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During the JSC memorial event, Ellen Ochoa, Fred Haise, Bob Crippen, and Fullerton's wife Marie all gave a tribute, speaking about their experiences with Fullerton. Afterwards, family and friends placed roses and mulch at the tree.

During the event, there were also roses planted at the Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia trees, as well as a moment of silence, and a flyby of 4 T-38s in the Missing Man formation.

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I was fortunate to speak with Gordon Fullerton during the Enterprise drop tests, at airshows and at various events over the years. He was an extraordinary man who was unassuming, humble, generous and one of the most accomplished test pilots of his generation.

At a Society of Experimental Test Pilots event I asked Neil Armstrong which pilots/astronauts he admired and in the top three was Fullerton. High praise from a pilot's pilot.

Six months before Fullerton had his stroke he spoke to a group of educators at Dryden, giving an outstanding presentation to 150 teachers, who had no idea who he was. After the presentation Fullerton was awesome answering questions, he signed for anyone who asked and we chatted for 20-30 minutes.

When our group went through a Dryden hangar during the tour, I was telling the head of the educator's program who Fullerton was and what he had accomplished. He asked me to address our group and after describing Fullerton's accomplishments, they were surprised at his accomplishments and how low key and humble he was.

Gordon Fullerton was a true gentleman who will be remembered by those who had the good fortune to meet him. RIP.

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I was fortunate to meet him at the roll out of "Enterprise". and be on a panel with him in San Diego shortly before his stroke in 2009. A great pilot!
Jim Busby
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