An American Hero to be thankful for.

One of the most amazing Americans you don’t know:  my cousin Sherman Seltzer who was a hero in the Korean War, worked with Van Braun to get us into space, and has designed systems for satellites, Hubble, space station and more, and is just an Alabama cowboy.  And he was awarded the US’s most prestigious aeronautical prizes, the Wright award.
Since this was written last year, Alzheimers has put its grip on the brilliant brain…..He still is on his ranch with a caretaker……he is an absolutely humble and amazing human being and one who made our country safer.

REACHING FOR HEAVEN: From Pershing To Apollo, Sherman Seltzer Prefers Ranch To Rockets

December 28, 2009

By Darryal Ray

He doesn’t remember the day Apollo 11 landed on the moon, but he helped it get there.

“When I turned 80, things started slipping away from me,” Dr. Sherman Seltzer is saying. “You…

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2 comments on “An American Hero to be thankful for.

  1. Jerry that’s a wonderful story, thanks for sharing.
    Best to you and the rest of his family as you see him through Alzheimer’s.

  2. Sherman passed away last June……the most wonderful, self-effacing man I ever knew, with the greatest sense of humor.

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