The astronaut receives huge welcome from his home town and DSM from NASA Chief Webb.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
American newsreel item. Title reads: "Home Town In Orbit Over Schirra"
Oradell, New Jersey, United States of America / USA
Various shots, astronaut Walter Schirra with his wife and children are driven in an open car through the crowd-lined streets of his old home town. MS Banner over street says "Well Done!" The motorcade passes where he grew up. Various shots, Schirra on dais at his old high school athletic field is presented with the D.S.M. (Distinguished Service Medal) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration by NASA Chief James E. Webb.
Note: Date on original record: 15/10/1962.