[amsat-bb] Re: Neil Armstrong

B J va6bmj at gmail.com
Sat Aug 25 13:42:18 PDT 2012

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Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL

On 8/25/12, Jeffrey Koehler <jeffk13057 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> From CBS News' Bill Harwood
> 03:20 PM EDT, 08/25/12 ADVISORY: Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, dies at
> 82
> CBS News
> Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon and an enduring icon of
> the space age and America's greatest technological triumph, died Saturday,
> multiple sources said. He was 82.
> "We are heartbroken to share the news that Neil Armstrong has passed away
> following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures," he family
> said in a statement (http://www.neilarmstronginfo.com).
> "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."
> 73, Jeff WB2SYK
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