|Object Name||Certificate, Achievement|
|Collection||Dr. Gerald D. Timmons Collection|
|Object Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
|Parent Object Number||FIC09.208.1|
|Number of images||1|
|Scope & Content||Part of a group of certificates.|
|Title||Gerald D. Timmon's Confederate Air Corps certificate - 1955|
|Year Range from||1955|
|Year Range to||1955|
|Caption||The Confederate Air Corps|
Acid burn along edges of piece.
Words on certificate:
"The Confederate Air Corps / To all who shall see these presents, greeting: / Know ye, that in recognition of his having manifested an unusually high regard for / black-eyed peas; turnip greens. hog jowl. sow belly, pot likker, grits, chittlins, and good old corn / squeezins, / Gerald D. (No Name) Timmons / is, as of this date, hereby appointed to the rank of Colonel in the / Confedertae Air Corps / This officer will, by virtue of this appointment, therefore, be obliged to carefully and diligently discharge the duties of the office to which appointed by doing and preforming all manner / of things thereunto belonging. / As evidence of his good faith in accepting this commission, the officer named herein will / continue to praise the glories of the Deep South, consume a true gentleman's share of the fare mentioned above, pay respectful homage to our lovely Southern Belles, save his Confederate money, harass the carpetbaggers, and always remember that damnyankee is one word. / As secretary of this Corps, I strictly charge and require all officers of the air militia / of the South to render such obedience and courtesies as are due an Officer of this distinguished / rank and honored position. / Done at the City of Montgomery, Alabama, The Cradle of the Confederacy, this third day of August in the year One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty Five."