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This week’s America250 salute is Air Force Veteran Charles Duke, a fighter interceptor pilot who became the youngest man to walk on the moon.
Alan Shepard served in the Navy aboard a destroyer and as a test pilot. He was a member of the NASA Mercury Seven and became the first American to travel into space.
NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon. He was also a seasoned Naval aviator.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Karol J. Bobko, who served as a fighter pilot before becoming a NASA astronaut.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Robert M. White, the first pilot of a winged aircraft to fly into space, becoming the first winged astronaut in 1962.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Laurel Clark, who served as an undersea medical officer and a NASA astronaut.
This week’s America250 salute is Navy Veteran Sunita Williams, who served as a Gulf War helicopter pilot before becoming a NASA astronaut.
During Black History Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Veteran Charles Bolden, an aviator, an astronaut and a NASA administrator.
During Black History Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Frederick D. Gregory, who served in Vietnam and as an astronaut.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, who served as a salvage officer and a NASA astronaut.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Virgil Grissom, who served as a fighter pilot in Korea and was one of NASA’s first astronauts.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Coast Guard Veteran Bruce Melnick, a rescue and test pilot who later became a NASA astronaut.
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Last updated November 27, 2022
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