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The Newseum holds a panel discussion on the 40th anniversary of the moon landing in Washington
Charles Duke Jr., Lunar Module pilot of Apollo 16 speaks during a panel discussion on the Apollo legacy at the Newseum in Washington on July 20, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Charles Moss Duke, Jr. (born October 3, 1935) is a retired USAF Brigadier General, and a former United States astronaut and engineer for NASA. He is the tenth and youngest of only twelve people who have walked on the moon.

Duke married Dorothy Meade Claiborne, and has two sons, Charles III born in 1965 and Thomas born in 1967, and nine grandchildren. He and his wife reside in New Braunfels, Texas.

Charles Moss Duke was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 3, 1935. He attended Lancaster High School in Lancaster, South Carolina, and graduated as valedictorian from the Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1953. He is also an Eagle Scout. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Sciences from the United States Naval Academy in 1957 and a Master's degree in Aeronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1964.

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