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Donn Fulton Eisele

astronaut , investment counselor

Donn Fulton Eisele, American Investment counselor, former astronaut. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit; recipient Exceptional Service medal National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Diplome de Record FAI; Haley Astronautics award.; television Emmy award. Fellow American Astronautical Society, Explorers Club; member Society Experimental Test Pilots, American Federation television and Radio Artists, Tau Beta Pi. M C.

Background

Eisele, Donn Fulton was born on June 23, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of Herman E. and June (Davisson) Eisele.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1952. Master of Science in Astronautics, United States Air Force Institute of Technology, 1960.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Air Force, 1953;advanced through grades to colonel. Assigned, United States Air Force, Rapid City, South Dakot, 1953-1955;advanced through grades to colonel. Assigned, United States Air Force, Wheelus Air Force Base, Libya, 1955-1958;missile systems engineer, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio., 1960-1961;student test pilot, Aerospace Research Pilot School, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1962;experimental flight test officer, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, 1962-1963;astronaut, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, 1964-1970;command module pilot Apollo Seven, 11-day maiden Apollo flight, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Manned Spacecraft Center, 1968;backup crew member, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Manned Spacecraft Center (Apollo Ten)technical consultant, Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, 1970-1972;retired, United States Air Force, 1972;director, Peace Corps, Bangkok, Thailand, 1972-1974;director sales Eastern United States, Marion Power Shovel Company, 1975-1979;executive vice president, Trans Carib Air, 1979-1980;vice president investments, Drexel Burnham Lambert, Lauderhill, Florida, 1980-1981;vice president institutional private accounts, Oppenheimer & Company, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1981-1987;vice president, Prudential Bache Securities, Fort Lauderdale, 1987.

Achievements

  • Fellow American Astronautical Society; Explorers Club; Society Experimental Test Pilots; American Federation of television and Radio Artists; Tau Beta Pi.

Membership

Fellow American Astronautical Society, Explorers Club. Member Society Experimental Test Pilots, American Federation television and Radio Artists, Tau Beta Pi. M C.

Connections

Married Susan H. Hearn, August 2, 1969. Children: Melinda Sue, Donn Hamilton, Jon, Kristin, Andrew.

father:
Herman E. Eisele

mother:
June (Davisson) Eisele

spouse:
Susan H. Hearn

children:
Melinda Sue Eisele

Donn Hamilton Eisele

Jon Eisele

Kristin Eisele

Andrew Eisele