AEM Alumnus, Jerald Swenson, Passes Away

Jerald Truman Swenson, obituary (b. 2/19/1933 – d. 10/28/2020) - Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering degree in 1956 from UMN, specializing in missile design, flight mechanics and performance analysis - Swenson was awarded an ROTC scholarship while at UMN and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army upon completing his degree. He lived in Santa Monica, CA and worked the majority of his career at Hughes Aircraft Company as the principal engineer for development of splash patterns for the entire AMRAAM flight test program, including Raytheon missile launches. He also worked at Rockwell, TRW, Douglas Aircraft Company. He retired in 1992. Jerald was active in Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica, CA and the Sons of Norway.

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