Presidential Memorial Certificate of Captain George E. Gray

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Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) is an engraved paper certificate, signed by the current President to honor the memory of deceased Veterans who are eligible for burial in a national cemetery. Signed in 1962.

The Presidential Memorial Certificate for Captain George E. Gray was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Learn more about Captain George E. Gray by reading his TUSKEGEE AIRMAN PROFILE!

Here is an excerpt:

“Captain Gray departed and air base near Pusan, Korea on April 5, 1951 on an armed reconnaissance combat mission over North Korea. Having completed the primary mission, the flight was strafing enemy troops about 5 miles south of Pyongyang.  During the attack at 5:25 P.M. Captain Gray carried a firing pass to an extremely close range and was unable to recover. His aircraft struck the ground in wing level attitude, an explosion occurred, and the plane disintegrated. A search was made to determine whether the pilot survived, and although it could not be definitely confirmed, it was agreed by all making the search that Captain Gray apparently did not bail out. ” (From a letter from Col. T. C. Rogers, USAF to Mrs. Loretta Gray, April 22, 1951) [F-51D Ser. # 44-73592]