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Billie Deason June 14, 1993

Barbara Schwartz

RELEASE 93-044

MEMORIAL SERVICES SET FOR DONALD K. "DEKE" SLAYTON


Memorial services for Mercury Astronaut Donald K. "Deke" Slayton have been set for 1 p.m. CDT Saturday, June 19, at the Johnson Space Center.

The services will be conducted on the north side of JSC Bldg. 1 and are open to the public.

Slayton, 69, one of the United States' original seven astronauts selected for the Mercury Program, died Sunday from complications of a brain tumor.

The family requests that memorials be sent to The Mercury Seven Foundation at 6225 Vectorspace Blvd., Titusville, Fla., 32780; or to Give Kids the World at 210 S. Bass Rd., Kissimmee, Fla., 34746.

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