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Profiles of Asian-Pacific Americans

General Eric Shinseki, USAGeneral Eric Shinseki

General Shinseki assumed duties as the 34th Chief of Staff, United States Army, on 22 June 1999.

General Shinseki graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He also holds a Master of Arts Degree in English Literature from Duke University. General Shinsekis military education includes the Armor Officer Advanced Course, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the National War College.

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Chief PeCaptain Martin Mongiello
Commander, Submarine Group 7 Public Affairs
YOKOSUKA, Japan — "When I was a boy in Quezon City, Philippines, I studied Filipino heroes like Jose Rizal and General Emilio Aguinaldo but I never thought I would become a hero to other Asian-Americans," Capt. Jose R. Corpus said recently during an interview. Corpus received the 2000 Meritorious Service Award by the Washington, D.C.-based Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) May 10.
Asian-Pacific American Astronauts

Astronaut, Franklin R. Chang-diazFranklin R. Chang-Diaz, Ph.D.

Current Astronaut
Born April 5, 1950, in San Jos, Costa Rica, to the late Mr. Ramn A. Chang-Morales and Mrs. Mara Eugenia Daz De Chang. Married to the former Peggy Marguerite Doncaster of Alexandria, Louisiana. Four children. He enjoys music, glider planes, soccer, scuba-diving, and hiking. His mother, brothers and sisters still reside in Costa Rica.

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Astronaut, Kalpana ChawlaKalpana Chawla, Ph.D.
Current Astronaut
Born in Karnal, India. Kalpana Chawla enjoys flying, hiking, back-packing, and reading. She holds Certificated Flight Instructor's license with airplane and glider ratings, Commercial Pilot's licenses for single- and multi-engine land and seaplanes, and Gliders, and instrument rating for airplanes. She enjoys flying aerobatics and tail-wheel airplanes.

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Astronaut, Leroy ChiaoLeroy Chiao, Ph.D.
Current Astronaut
Born August 28, 1960, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but considers Danville, California, to be his hometown. Single. He enjoys flying, basketball, racquetball, and skiing. EDUCATION: Graduated from Monte Vista High School, Danville, California, in 1978; received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1983, and a master of science degree and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1985 and 1987, respectively.

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Astronaut, Edward Tsang LuEdward Tsang Lu, Ph.D.
Current Astronaut
Born July 1, 1963, in Springfield, Massachusetts. Considers Honolulu, Hawaii, and Webster, New York, to be his hometowns. Unmarried. He enjoys aerobatic flying, coaching wrestling, piano, tennis, surfing, skiing, travel. His parents, Charlie and Snowlily Lu, reside in Fremont, California. EDUCATION: Graduated from R.L. Thomas High School, Webster, New York, in 1980. Bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, 1984. Doctorate in applied physics from Stanford University, 1989.

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Asian-Pacific American Payload Specialists Who Have Flown on the Shuttle

Astronaut, Eugene H. TrunhEugene H. Trinh, Ph.D

Biographical Information: Born: September 14, 1950, in Saigon, Vietnam. Raised in Paris, France from the age of 2 years and has lived in the United States since 1968. Currently a resident of Culver City, California Educational Background: Bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering-applied physics from Columbia University; masters of science and of philosophy and doctorate of philosophy in applied physics from Yale University Missions Flown: Flew on STS-50 Mission Photos: STS-50


Astronaut, Taylor G. WangTaylor G. Wang, Ph.D
Biographical Information: Born: June 16, 1940 in Shanghai, China Educational Background: Bachelor of science degree in physics, master of science in physics, and doctor of philosophy in physics from the University of California at Los Angeles Missions Flown: Flew on STS-51B Mission Photos: STS-51B