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Neil Armstrong - A Reluctant American Hero 1930-2012

08/25/2012 05:05PM

Neil Armstrong - A Reluctant American Hero 1930-2012

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, has died. He was 82. "Neil Armstrong was 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."


  • jpembastro [Joshua Pemberton]
  • 08/26/2012 09:20AM
Your calm demeanor and talent as a pilot are unmatched. Thank you for your service to our country and all mankind.

  • bacesp [Barry Craig]
  • 08/26/2012 02:09PM
Neil Armstrong makes most other astronauts seem like *ussies. Thank you my boyhood hero.
He flew 78 combat missions over Korea in a Navy panther jet. He withstood the rigors and demands of a test pilot and an astronaut.<br>And he did it professionally and competently as his occupation demanded. Truly the right stuff...