And Yet, Another One!

Congratulation to Mark Caraher, our parish’s newest Eagle Scout.  We have had so many people enter the scouting program and a high percentage of them achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.  Mark joins the ranks of many prominent people who have become Eagle Scouts:

Famous Eagle Scouts (from Wikipedia)

  • Arthur Eldred; The first Eagle Scout.
  • Gerald R. Ford Jr.  ; 38th President of the United States.
  • William Bennett; former U.S. Secretary of Education.
  • Michael Bloomberg; mayor of New York City.
  • John W. Crayton, Jr.; President and CEO of Weyerhauser.
  • William E. Dannemeyer; conservative California statesman, and national chairman of Citizens for a Better America.
  • William C. DeVries, MD; Transplanted first artificial heart.
  • Philo Farnsworth; inventor and patented the television.
  • Steve Fossett  ; Adventurer, president of the National Eagle Scouts Association. Still missing after his plane crashed in the Nevada desert.
  • Louis Freeh; former director of the FBI.
  • William “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt  ; Danish Knight-Scout who is said to be the father of American Scouting.
  • L. Ron Hubbard; writer of Dianetics and the founder of Scientology
  • JW Marriott, Jr.  ; President, Marriott Corporation.
  • Michael Moore; director, author, and comedian.
  • Mitchell Paige  ; Marine Corps hero who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Guadalcanal
  • H. Ross Perot; Businessman and former presidential candidate.
  • Donald Rumsfeld  ; former United States Secretary of Defense, former representative and ambassador to NATO.
  • Stephen Spielberg  ; director
  • Ryan Stout; stand-up comedian
  • John Tesh; musician and actor.

Astronauts

  • Neil Armstrong  ; First human to set foot on the Moon. Astronaut, test pilot, and naval aviator; Flew on the Gemini 8 and Apollo 11 missions.
  • James Lovell  ; Astronaut, Flew on missions Gemini 7, Gemini 12, Apollo 8, and Apollo 13, former president of National Eagle Scout Association.
  • James C. Adamson; Retired Army colonel and astronaut; Flew on shuttle missions STS-28 and STS-43.
  • James P. Bagian; Physician and astronaut; Flew on shuttle missions STS-29 and STS-40.
  • Guy Bluford; Retired Air Force colonel and astronaut; Flew on shuttle missions STS-8, STS-39, STS-53, and STS-61-A. First African American in space.
  • Ken Bowersox; Astronaut, test pilot and Navy captain; Flew on shuttle mission STS-50, STS-61, STS-73, STS-82, STS-113, International Space Station Expedition 6, and Soyuz TMA-1.
  • Charles E. Brady, Jr.  ; Astronaut; Flew on shuttle mission STS-78.
  • Gerald P. Carr  ; Retired Marine Corps colonel and astronaut; Commanded Skylab 4.
  • Sonny Carter  ; Astronaut; Flew on shuttle mission STS-33.
  • Roger B. Chaffee; Navy pilot and astronaut on Apollo 1.
  • Gregory Chamitoff; Astronaut; Backup crew-member for International Space Station Expedition 15.
  • Richard O. Covey  ; Astronaut; Flew on shuttle missions STS-26, STS-38, STS-51-I, STS-61.
  • John Oliver Creighton; Navy combat veteran and Astronaut; Flew on shuttle missions STS-51-G, STS-36, and STS-48.
  • Charles Moss Duke, Jr.; Retired Air Force brigadier general and astronaut. Flew on Apollo 16. One of only twelve men who have walked on the moon.
  • Donn F. Eisele; Air Force colonel and astronaut; Flew on Apollo 7.
  • Patrick G. Forrester; Astronaut; Flew on shuttle mission STS-105.
  • Michael E. Fossum  ; Colonel in the Air Force Reserve, and astronaut; Flew on shuttle mission STS-121.
  • C. Gordon Fullerton; Research pilot, retired Air Force colonel, and astronaut; Flew on shuttle mission STS-3 and STS-51-F.
  • William G. Gregory; Retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and astronaut; Flew on shuttle mission STS-67.
  • S. David Griggs; Navy Reserve admiral and astronaut; Flew on shuttle mission STS-51-D.
  • Jeffrey A. Hoffman; Co-director of the Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium at MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, astronaut; Flew on shuttle missions STS-51-D, STS-35, STS-46, STS-61, and STS-75.
  • Gregory H. Johnson; Astronaut.
  • Thomas David Jones; Astronaut; Flew on shuttle missions STS-59, STS-68 and STS-80.
  • Mark C. Lee; Retired Air Force officer and astronaut; Flew on shuttle missions STS-30, STS-47, STS-64, and STS-82.
  • Don L. Lind; Astronaut; Flew on SpaceLab mission STS-51-B.
  • Steven W. Lindsey; Air Force colonel and astronaut; Flew on shuttle missions STS-87, STS-95, and STS-104.
  • Michael J. McCulley; Chief Executive Officer of United Space Alliance and Astronaut; Flew on shuttle mission STS-104.
  • William Cameron McCool (deceased); Pilot of the Columbia shuttle mission STS-107.
  • Brian O’Leary; Astronaut; Deputy team leader for Mariner 10.
  • Ellison Onizuka; Air Force lieutenant colonel and astronaut; Flew on shuttle mission STS-51-C. Died onboard shuttle Challenger, mission STS-51-L.
  • Stephen S. Oswald  ; Navy rear admiral and Astronaut; Flew on shuttle missions STS-42, STS-56, and STS-67.
  • Scott E. Parazynski; Astronaut; Flew on shuttle missions STS-66, STS-86, STS-95 and STS-100.
  • Donald Pettit; Astronaut who participated in missions STS-113, International Space Station Expedition 6, and Soyuz TMA-1.
  • Kenneth S. Reightler, Jr.; Astronaut; Flew on shuttle missions STS-48 and STS-60.
  • Richard A. Searfoss; Retired Air Force colonel and astronaut; Flew on shuttle missions STS-58, STS-76, and STS-90.
  • Elliott See; Astronaut; Backup pilot for Gemini 5 before his death.
  • Richard H. Truly  ; Retired Navy vice admiral and astronaut; Flew on shuttle missions STS-2 and STS-8 and first former astronaut to head NASA.
  • David M. Walker; Astronaut; Flew on shuttle missions STS-51-A, STS-30, STS-53, and STS-69.
 Indicates recipients of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.

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