Northwest corner of East Fulton Street and Sheldon Avenue NE outside of the Grand Rapids Children's Museum
Funds for the statue were raised by the Michigan Military Preservation Society, a veterans history group, and the Lowell American Legion Post #152.
The plaque on the base of the statue reads:
Roger B. Chaffee
Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy
1935 - 1967
Grand Rapids Native - US Navy Aviator - NASA Astronaut
Roger Chaffee perished during a test of Apollo 1 on 27 January 1967
with crewmates Virgil "Gus" Grissom and Edward White II.