Buzz Aldrin


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Birth Name: Buzz Aldrin
Born: 01/20/1930
Birth Place: Montclair, New Jersey, USA

Born on Jan. 20, 1930 in Montclair, NJ, Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. was raised by his father, Eugene Sr., an MIT-graduate and colonel in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and his mother, Marion, the daughter of an Army Chaplain. His father took Aldrin on his first airplane ride when he was two years old, while he earned his nickname when his younger sister, unable to pronounce "brother," referred to him as her "buzzer." From an early age, he wanted to be a pilot, fanned by his father's association with military aviation pioneers such as A.W. Stephens, Billy Mitchell and James Doolittle. To that end, Aldrin applied himself to physical training and discipline, joining the Boy Scouts, attending summer camp... Continue Bio >>


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