Gene CERNAN

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Astronaut

AmericanBorn Eugene Andrew CERNAN

American astronaut, naval aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, and fighter pilot

Born on March 14, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois , United States

Died on January 16, 2017 in Houston, Texas , United States

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Cernan was born on March 14, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois; he was the son of Rose (née Cihlar) and Andrew Cernan. His father was of Slovak descent and his mother was of Czech ancestry. Cernan grew up in the Illinois towns of Bellwood and Maywood. He was a Boy Scout and earned the rank of Second Class. After attending McKinley Elementary School in Bellwood, and graduating from Proviso East High School in Maywood in 1952, he studied at Purdue University where he became a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.



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