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Roger B. Chaffee

 
 
Roger B. Chaffee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 3, 2021
1. Roger B. Chaffee Marker
Inscription.  

Roger B. Chaffee
Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy
1935-1967
Grand Rapids Native - US Navy Aviator - NASA Astronaut

Roger Chaffee perished during a test of Apollo 1 on 27 January 1967 with crewmates Virgil "Gus" Grissom and Edward White II.
 
Erected 2018 by Michigan Military Preservation Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical date for this entry is January 27, 1967.
 
Location. 42° 57.798′ N, 85° 40.02′ W. Marker is in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of Fulton Street East and Division Avenue North, on the left when traveling east on Fulton Street East. The Roger Chaffee statue is located in Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids MI 49503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grand Rapids Veterans Memorial and Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Kent County Civil War Monument & Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); First (Park) Congregational Church (about 400 feet
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Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 3, 2021
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away, measured in a direct line); St. Cecilia Music Society (about 600 feet away); Ladies Literary Club (about 700 feet away); Fountain Street Baptist Church / Fountain Street Church (about 800 feet away); Paul Steketee & Sons (approx. 0.2 miles away); McCabe-Marlowe House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Rapids.
 
Roger B. Chaffee Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 3, 2021
3. Roger B. Chaffee Statue and Marker
Roger B. Chaffee image. Click for full size.
NASA Public Domain, September 10, 1964
4. Roger B. Chaffee
Chaffee died during test of Apollo 1 mission on launch pad.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2022, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 9, 2022, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 30, 2023