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Gregory Bruce Jarvis
Birth: Aug. 24, 1944
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1986
Cape Canaveral
Brevard County
Florida, USA

Astronaut. Born in Detroit, Michigan, he entered active duty in the US Air Force in 1969 and was assigned to the Space Division in El Segundo, California. As a Communications Payload Engineer officer, he worked on advanced tactical communications satellites. After his discharge from the Air Force, he served in various spacecraft test and systems applications, joining NASA as the Spacecraft Bus System Assistant Spacecraft System Engineering Manager in 1982. On January 28, 1986, while serving as Payload Specialist and Astronaut on the Space Challenger, launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, he lost his life with the rest of the crew when the craft exploded after launch. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Alexander Bruce Jarvis (1917 - 2003)

Cause of death: Challenger explosion
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jun 15, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 9937
Gregory Bruce Jarvis
Added by: Brad Haines
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Calling all angels.
- Amy Wolfe
 Added: Oct. 18, 2016

- Lance
 Added: Sep. 11, 2016
Thank you for your service to your country. Rest in peace.
- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Aug. 24, 2016
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