Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Statement on the Passing of Gene Cernan

January 17, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) today issued the following statement in response to learning that former NASA Astronaut Gene Cernan passed away:

"America is only as great as the people who embody the ideals we aspire to. Gene Cernan embodied honor, bravery and the pioneering spirit that have contributed to the very best of American exceptionalism. I was privileged and humbled to know him and call him a friend. Our nation has lost a true American hero. My prayers are with his family. Godspeed Gene Cernan.”


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