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November 18, 1923
Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. (Rear Admiral, USN, Ret.) was the
second man and the first American in space. He later commanded the
Apollo 14 mission, and was the fifth man to walk on the moon.
He was also one of many famous descendants of Mayflower passenger
Shepard died of leukemia near his home in Pebble Beach, California on
July 21, 1998, two years after being diagnosed with that disease. He was
Where are they buried?
- Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California
- Cremated, ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean
- Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Riverside County, California
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