Intrepid Curator of History

Subject: Gus Grissom prescription
I’ve been in touch with FCM Intrepid Crew Member and Pharmacy Technician, HM1 Richard (John) Ryder (65-’66), who informed me of his donation of his copy of the ship’s pharmacy compounding book to the Intrepid Association.   The Rx was dated 1965, and was authorized by then, Dr. Howie Minners, one of the Flight Surgeons caring for the astronauts. He asked me if I knew anything about the were abouts of the book, since the Museum never received any news of it being donated.  In the book is a record of Ryder’s  whiskey prescription he wrote for astronaut, Gus Grissom, when Intrepid picked him up at sea after his orbital flight. Ryder later retired from the Medical Service Corps as a LCDR.
Question is…WHERE is it…or…WHO has it?  If any FCM can help with any answers, they are asked to please contact…
Ms. Jessica Williams
Curator of History
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
One Intrepid Square
West 46th Street & 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10036-4103
Email: jwilliams@Intrepidmuseum.org
Phone: 646 381 5241
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  1. harunamagajijirayi

     /  January 5, 2017

    I have with me the commissioning intrepid coin dated 1943.
    Its a chance find and as a coins collector always appreciated the unique history behind the commissioning on August ,16th 1943.
    At 74 years numismatic relevance, the coin speaks volume history.
    Considering parceling the coin for auction with Heritage Auctions.Dallas,Texas USA 75219-3941

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