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date: 01 March 2021

Cernan, Eugenelocked

(14 Mar. 1934–16 Jan. 2017)
  • Bruce J. Evensen


Cernan, Eugene (14 Mar. 1934–16 Jan. 2017), astronaut and aviator, was born Eugene Andrew Cernan in Chicago to Czech mother Rose Cihlar Cernan and Andrew George Cernan, of Slovak descent. Cernan revered the combat flyers he saw in newsreels and was deeply impressed by his father’s work making Mark 14 torpedoes at a navy depot in neighboring Maywood during World War II.Cernan graduated from Maywood’s Proviso Township High School in ...

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