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Sdiver
08-25-2012, 16:18
Neil Armstrong, the first human being to walk on the moon as commander of the Apollo 11 space flight on July 20, 1969, has died.

Below is a statement from his family:

"We are heartbroken to share the news that Neil Armstrong has passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.


Neil was our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

Neil Armstrong was also a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job. He served his Nation proudly, as a navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and astronaut. He also found success back home in his native Ohio in business and academia, and became a community leader in Cincinnati.

He remained an advocate of aviation and exploration throughout his life and never lost his boyhood wonder of these pursuits.

As much as Neil cherished his privacy, he always appreciated the expressions of good will from people around the world and from all walks of life.

While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves.

For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink."

Team Sergeant
08-25-2012, 16:22
I watched him walk on the moon.
Blue Skies Mr. Armstrong you took the biggest steps in human history.

SouthernDZ
08-25-2012, 16:39
The epitome of a Quiet Professional too.

Kyobanim
08-25-2012, 16:41
I'll never forget watching him step on the moon.

RIP

bandycpa
08-25-2012, 16:57
RIP Neil Armstrong. I was a month old when he walked on the moon. We need more pioneer spirit like he displayed during his lifetime.

cbtengr
08-25-2012, 17:01
The epitome of a Quiet Professional too.

You have that right, RIP .

purpledog70
08-25-2012, 17:04
Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate.

Stargazer
08-25-2012, 17:12
America has lost another of her great sons. An individual who for so many of us symbolized what has set this Nation a part from so many.

I was a small girl when my father took all of us to the ticker tape parade in Chicago. Rest in peace. Prayers of comfort to those you leave behind.. until once again you are gathered together.

May we never stop stretching our minds and reaching towards the stars...

MR2
08-25-2012, 17:19
The epitome of a Quiet Professional too.

Well said.

Neil, thank you for achieving that goal, fulfilling that dream. May we again go forth and leap...

The Reaper
08-25-2012, 17:31
RIP, Sir.

Thank you for your courage, and for setting a very high standard.

You will not be forgotten.

TR

Tatonka316
08-25-2012, 17:43
Rest in Peace, Sir. Thank you for your lifetime of service, leadership and professionalism. You will ALWAYS be missed and NEVER forgotten. Give my son a hug and tell him I will see him soon.

molon labe

VVVV
08-25-2012, 19:06
I'll never forget watching him step on the moon.

RIP

I remember watching that on TV in the bar at a bowling alley during a Sunday night league I bowled in....not a pin could be heard dropping on the lanes during the broadcast.

Less than a month later (August 13th, 1969) I got to shake Neil Armstrong's hand, who along with Aldren and Collins was headed to NYC for a ticker tape parade.

mojaveman
08-25-2012, 19:18
As a six year old I watched the moonlanding on black and white television in the livingroom with my parents in the summer of '69. Kind of makes me feel old.

The Apollo astronauts were an old school and special group.

Rest in Peace Sir

Badger52
08-25-2012, 19:57
One of those impressing upon a young man what it might truly mean to swear an allegiance.

RIP sir, and prayers to all those touched & inspired.

SF_BHT
08-25-2012, 21:05
I remember watching his first steps on the moon. That was something to see.

Rest in Peace Sir. You will never be forgotten. He was a True Quiet Professional in his service and life.

Gypsy
08-26-2012, 14:52
I, too, remember watching this momentous occasion on an old black and white when I was just a kid. Rest in Peace Sir, we shall not forget you!

Red Flag 1
08-26-2012, 18:44
Rest In God's Peace Mr. Armstrong.

Oldrotorhead
08-26-2012, 19:39
Have Flags been ordered to be flown at half-mast? Did I miss it or is someone ignorant American history?

The world watched this event in awe, no nation has matched this event yet and and the men that hung it way out deserve to be honored today and into the future.:munchin

coloradokid
08-26-2012, 23:27
He looked great a week ago in at his home in Colorado. One of the nicest and inspirational men I have ever gotten a chance to meet.