Friday, September 9, 2011

Jack Swigert of the Week: It's Tax Season, Oh No!

"Oh thank you, I seriously thought I was going to jail over my taxes. Now I can go back to my normal everyday activities, which include but aren't limited to flying jet planes, being a total badass and squiring insanely hot women around town." Jack Swigert receives a gift and his tax forms from American Samoa Governor John M. Haydon, April 1970. Jack famously remembered that he hadn't filed his taxes while he was in space on Apollo 13; he was granted an exemption since he was most decidedly out of the country.

I believe this photograph is from the Jean P. Haydon Museum, Fagatogo, American Samoa; if it is not, feel free to correct me.