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Robert Pearlman
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Al Hallonquist informs that Geraldine "Jerri" Sloan Truhill, one of the members of the "Mercury 13," has died. She was 85. From the Dallas Observer:
Had Jerri Truhill been born a quarter century later, she very well might have made it into space. Some argue she should have. She and the dozen other women who composed the Mercury 13 program passed whatever tests [the Lovelace Clinic] threw at them, and she seemed to possess as much of the "right stuff" as John Glenn and the rest of the men who would be launched into orbit.

The early 1960s, however, were not a time of gender equality, so when Truhill passed away Monday at an Irving hospice, her story remained buried in the footnotes of the history of American spaceflight.

Additional biographical information about Truhill can be read at Mercury13.com.

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I've been in touch with the writer of that Dallas Observer article, and hope he is going to change some of the misstatements in it.

She was a fine enough aviator the informant didn't need to embellish. Thanks Rob.

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RIP Jerri!

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Unfortunately, another female pioneer has left us.

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Does someone know exactly, when she was born? Saw the years 1927 and 1928.

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According to her obituary, Truhill was born on Nov. 12, 1929.

(The subject line for this thread has been corrected, from 1927 to 1929.)

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Born Nov. 18, 1928, according to SpaceFacts.

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Heinz (East-Frisian) is one of the authors of Spacefacts.de.

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I only wanted to have the correct date. Be sure, I know the information of spacefacts, but for Irene Leverton for example, we had some errors.

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According to the Latter Day Saints online records, she was born 12 November 1928.

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Jerri Truhill was interred at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, where her date of birth is recorded as Nov. 12, 1929 (as verified by the cemetery).

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